[Astronomy Club of Akron Logo] Sep 16 - Planetary Neb


 

Saturday September 16, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Status updated by our Observatory Director on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 5:08 PM.

The Observatory will open at 7:45 PM for stargazing

Clouds are slowly dissipating & forecast calls for clearing. Clouds seem
the same as yesterday afternoon. We had excellent skies last night.
Saturn will be in the eyepiece at 7:45 PM

Public Observing Event
at the ACA Observatory

 

Planetary Nebulae Night
 

Tonight we'll be observing planetary nebulae - the remnants of stars after they've exhausted all their fuel. On the agenda are: Ring Nebula, Catís Eye Nebula, Blue Snowball, Blue Flash Nebula, and
the Blinking Nebula.

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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...

     
Sunset:     7:36 pm  (EDT)
Civil Twilight:     8:01 pm  (EDT)
Nautical Twilight:     8:33 pm  (EDT)
Astronomical Twilight:     9:06 pm  (EDT)
Moonrise:     2:59 am  (EDT) 9/16/2017
Moon transit:   10:22 am  (EDT) 9/16/2017
Moonset:     5:39 pm  (EDT) 9/16/2017
Moon phase:   12.2% (waning crescent)





The Moon will look like this afternoon

 

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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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