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Saturday June 16, 2018 at 9:00 PM

Status updated by our Observatory Director on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 6:42pm.

Radar seems to indicate clouds dissipating with usable skies possible at
star party time. So, let's open the observatory. At a minimum we should
be able to see Jupiter. If we do get some clearing, Ring Nebula,
Great Hercules Cluster, and galaxies of the Virgo Cluster are on
the observing list.
Observatory opens 9:00pm.

Public Observing Event
at the ACA Observatory

Great Hercules Cluster
Jupiter will be first on tonight's observing list but  The Great Hercules Cluster is located near zenith and will be the star of tonight's show. This is perhaps the best globular cluster for northern hemisphere observers. Saturn is rising in the east and will close out our observing session.

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.Visible satellite passes from the ACA Observatory:

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

Sunset:     9:03 pm  (EDT)
Civil Twilight:     9:34 pm  (EDT)
Nautical Twilight:   10:17 pm  (EDT)
Astronomical Twilight:   11:08 pm  (EDT)
Moonrise:     8:58 am  (EDT) 6/16/2018
Moon transit:     4:28 pm  (EDT) 6/16/2018
Moonset:   11:52 pm  (EDT) 6/16/2018
Moon phase:   14.85% (waxing crescent)

The Moon will look like this today



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ical "seeing" (steadiness of the air), the shorter the arrows, the better.


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