The observatory will open at 8:00pm. If clouds continue
to dissipate, we should have skies clear enough to at
least view Jupiter and probably much more. Humidity is
very low at 35%, so that will help.
Event Report - Posted by our Observatory Directory on
4/19/2015 at 9:14 AM:
Jupiter put on another spectacular show at this event.
We were able to witness Europa occult Ganymede during
the observing session. This was actually part of an
eclipse event with Europa casting its shadow on Ganymede
about 1am. Occultation was soon followed by transit of
Io across Jupiter. We had a pretty good turnout
considering the weather conditions.
the ACA Observatory
Come out tonight to observe:
Bode’s Galaxy (M81)
Cigar Galaxy (M82) &
Whirlpool Galaxy (M51)
.Visible satellite passes from the ACA Observatory:
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Live AccuWeather Satellite Mosaic
. Solar System objects rise/transit/set times from the ACA Observatory on the date of this event...
New feature: The "T"
on each object's line in the chart above indicates the time of
transit in addition to the rise and set times for the object.
Jet Stream (updates
automatically to latest available image) The Jet Stream affects astronomical "seeing" (steadiness of the air) If
we're in a gray area, seeing will not be as good as in a white area. If
we're in a white area, the shorter the arrows, the better.