Status update from our Observatory Director on 8/12/2015
at 4:25 pm:
Looks like a great night ahead! At 8:31:36pm an Iridium
Flare blazes in northwestern sky at magnitude -6.2. ISS
passes 10 degrees under Polaris at 10:06pm shining at
mag -1.0. Perseid meteors rain overhead all observing
session while the 16" observatory telescope views the
beauty of celestial objects in Sagittarius.
Clear skies to arrive at observatory by star party time.
The Observatory will open at 8:30pm with Saturn in the
the ACA Observatory
It looks like a great evening for stargazing; warm
temperatures, low humidity, and clear skies.
What will we be looking at tonight?
Saturn early then many celestial objects in
Sagittarius plus a bright
Iridium flare, the ISS and Perseid meteors, and more!
We hope to see you here tonight.
.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.