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Wednesday April 26, 2016 at 8:30 PM
Announced by our Observatory Director on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 9:46 PM

Status updated on Wednesday April 26, 2017 at 3:17 PM by our Observatory Director:

The observatory will open at 8:15pm for stargazing.
Radar looks good; all forecasts are good!

 

Public Observing Event
at the ACA Observatory

 

Impromptu Event!

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

Here's what's on the observing list for tonight...
*  Jupiter with occultation of Io at 8:25pm.
*  Jupiter's GRS (Great Red Spot) will be visible later in the observing session.
*  Open clusters M67.
*  Globular cluster M3.
*  Double star 24 Coma Bernices (twin of Albireo)
*  Bode's Galaxies - M81 & M82
*  Iridium Flare at 9:17pm - high elevation; mag -2.1 for us, -8.5 at flare center
*  Eskimo Nebula
*  And more!

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Solar System objects rise/transit/set times from the ACA Observatory on the date of this event...


Jet Stream
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    If we're in a white area, the shorter the arrows, the better.

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