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Wednesday Sept 3, 2014 - 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM

Final status (decision made by our Observatory Director at 5:00pm):

Let's start this evening's star party at 8:00pm. Saturn & the Moon will be
featured this evening. Big Band music Part II playing all observing session.

Public Observing Event

at the ACA Observatory


Impromptu Event!

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

On tonight's observing list...

The Earth's Moon!

High pressure is forecasted to move into the area Wednesday giving us an opportunity to view the Moon one day past First Quarter. At this phase, the Straight Wall will be visible as well as many other lunar features. It is not often we have a Lunar observing program because other celestial objects are "washed out" by the light of the Moon. The forecast for Wednesday is clear skies.

To see exactly what the Moon will look like for this event, click here

To see a close-up of the Straight Wall (Rupes Recta), click here

  Click for MAP & DIRECTIONS to ACA Observatory

.Visible satellite passes from the ACA Observatory:


 No passes tonight


 No passes tonight

Iridium Flares:

 No passes tonight

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Live AccuWeather Satellite Mosaic

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

New feature: The "T" on each object's line in the chart above indicates the time of transit in addition to the rise and set times for the object.

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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