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Saturday June 17, 2017 at 9:00 PM

Event Report by our Observatory Director on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 11:02 AM:

The skies cleared last night with very good seeing conditions. The Great Hercules Cluster and Saturn looked fantastic. We were able to see five
moons of Saturn, Cassini Division, and some surface detail on the planet.
We also observed the Ring Nebula, Jupiter, 24 Coma Bernices, Cor Caroli,
Cat's Eye Nebula, Elliptical Galaxy M87, Bode's Galaxies, globular cluster
M80, open cluster M4, and globular cluster M3

All in all a very successful night of observing!

Public Observing Event
at the ACA Observatory


Great Hercules Cluster
The Great Hercules Cluster (M13) is
near zenith at star party time.
This is perhaps the best globular cluster
for northern hemisphere observers.

  Click for MAP & DIRECTIONS to ACA Observatory

.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:     9:04 pm  (EDT)
Civil Twilight:     9:34 pm  (EDT)
Nautical Twilight:   10:17 pm  (EDT)
Astronomical Twilight:   11:08 pm  (EDT)
Moonrise:     2:09 am  (EDT) 6/18/2017
Moon transit:     8:22 am  (EDT) 6/18/2017
Moonset:     2:22 pm  (EDT) 6/18/2017
Moon phase:   43.4% (waning crescent)

The Moon will look like this late tonight


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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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