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Saturday October 10, 2015 at 7:15 PM

Status update by our Observatory Director on Saturday 10/10/2015 at 9:00 AM:

The weather forecast calls for clear skies at star party time
so the Observatory will be open at 7:00pm.

Public Observing Event
at the ACA Observatory

 

Asteroid Vesta
 
Tonight well be viewing asteroid Vesta
shining at magnitude 6.4
Vesta is the second largest asteroid by mass.

There will be lots of interesting celestial objects on the observing list including:
Asteroid Vesta
Andromeda Galaxy
Herschel's Double Cluster
Blue Snowball
ET Cluster
Saturn Nebula and more.

Remember to dress for
15F cooler than nighttime predicted low temperatures.
Looking at stars doesn't generate any body heat, it only warms the heart.

 
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A special note from our observatory director...

Have you been watching the Planet Parade in the morning sky?
Venus, Jupiter, Mars, & the Moon have been putting on a spectacular show.
Mercury joins the group tomorrow morning (October 11th) and is next to a thin
crescent Moon (1 day from New Moon). Venus is highest and brightest in the eastern sky.
Jupiter is next brightest with Mars between Venus and Jupiter.

.Visible satellite passes from the ACA Observatory:



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Live AccuWeather Satellite Mosaic

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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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