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Saturday August 4, 2018 at 8:45 PM

Status updated by our Observatory Director on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 1:27pm

Clear skies are predicted for tonight!
Observatory opens 8:45pm. We'll be viewing four planets this evening with Mars appearing about as large as it ever gets as viewed from Earth.
Deep Sky objects are also on the observing list.
Looks like a great night ahead!


Observatory will open at 8:45pm

Event report by our Observatory Director on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 8:48am

We had a great time last night with six telescopes set up to observe four planets and many deep sky objects. Lots of public attended to observe.
The 5 inch refractor delivered pretty good images of the planets.


Sky conditions were very good.

Public Observing Event
at the ACA Observatory

Mars makes its close approach to Earth and appears nearly as large as it ever gets. Observe Martian surface features! Venus observing early, followed by Jupiter and Saturn observing;
then our featured planet Mars!

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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:     8:41 pm  (EDT)
Civil Twilight:     9:09 pm  (EDT)
Nautical Twilight:     9:47 pm  (EDT)
Astronomical Twilight:   10:28 pm  (EDT)
Moonrise:     0:54 am  (EDT) 8/5/2018
Moon transit:     7:54 am  (EDT) 8/5/2018
Moonset:     3:03 pm  (EDT) 8/5/2018
Moon phase:   46.62% (waning 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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