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Monday August 8, 2016 from 8:40 PM to 10:30 PM
Announced by our Observatory Director on Sunday August 07, 2016 at 11:39 AM

Status updated by our Observatory Director on Monday, August 08, 2016 at 4:47 PM:

The Observatory will open at 8:40pm

A great night ahead with clear skies and low humidity. Lunar and planetary observing early, followed by viewing many Deep Sky Objects. We should be able to see some Perseids tonight! Forecast for the rest of the week, not so good.

Public Observing Event

at the ACA Observatory


Impromptu Event! 

The forecast for Monday evening is clear skies. We plan to have an impromptu star party starting at 8:45pm.
The Moon will be two days from First Quarter. Saturn and Mars are well placed for observing. Globular Clusters, Open Clusters, and Nebulae are on observing list. Forerunners of the Perseid Meteor Shower will be showing up as they did for last night's OTAA event.

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.Visible satellite passes from the ACA Observatory:

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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.


Live AccuWeather Satellite Mosaic

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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