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Friday August 31, 2018 from 8:00pm to ???
Announced by our Observatory Director on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 10:39 am

Status updated on Friday, August 31, 2018 at 2:12 PM

Observatory Opens at 8:00pm
The radar looks good and forecasts for transparency &
seeing conditions are also good.

Public Observing Event

at the ACA Observatory


Impromptu Event -
Summer and Autumn deep sky objects

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

What will we be looking at tonight?

Let's plan for an impromptu star party Friday evening. Friday's forecast calls for clear skies and cooler temperatures. Summer and Autumn deep sky objects are
on the observing list including: Blue Snowball Nebula, Saturn Nebula, Butterfly Cluster, open cluster NGC 6633, Coathanger asterism, Wild Duck Cluster,
globular cluster M15, and more! The Ring Nebula is near zenith and planets Jupiter, Saturn, & Mars are well-placed for viewing during the observing session.

Final call on star party status to be posted here on Friday 8/31 by 6:00 pm

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Jet Stream
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    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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