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Thursday August 20, 2015 from 8:15pm to 10:30pm

Status updated by our Observatory Director on 8/20/2015 at 4:20pm:

Clear skies ahead! Observatory opens 8:15pm.

Public Observing Event

at the ACA Observatory


Impromptu Event!

It looks like a great evening for stargazing; warm temperatures, low humidity, and clear skies.

What will we be looking at tonight?

Lunar observing of six day old Moon, Saturn, M11 (Wild Duck Cluster), M6 (Butterfly Cluster), M24 (Milky Way Star Cloud), M20 (Lagoon Nebula, seen with OIII filter), M17 (Swan Nebula, seen with OIII filter...this was a beauty at Perseid Meteor Shower star party), M23 (open cluster), NGC 6633 (open cluster) and NGC 6995 (Veil Nebula), and more.
Final call on star party status will be posted here by 6pm Thursday 8/20/2015.

We hope to see you here tonight.

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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.

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