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Saturday August 19, 2017 at 8:30 PM

Status updated by our Observatory Director on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 5:09 PM:

The observatory will open at 8:30pm. The forecast for the rest of the evening is for clear skies. We will observe Saturn and Messier objects
in the constellation Sagittarius.

Public Observing Event
at the ACA Observatory


Open Clusters
Open Clusters of the Summer Constellations including M11, NGC 6633, M23, M39,
and M26 star cloud.

  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:     8:21 pm  (EDT)
Civil Twilight:     8:48 pm  (EDT)
Nautical Twilight:     9:23 pm  (EDT)
Astronomical Twilight:   10:00 pm  (EDT)
Moonrise:     4:06 am  (EDT) 8/19/2017
Moon transit:   11:34 am  (EDT) 8/19/2017
Moonset:     6:58 pm  (EDT) 8/19/2017
Moon phase:     4.1% (waning crescent)

The Moon will look like this afternoon


Be sure to hit the REFRESH / RELOAD button on your browser
(or the <F5> key on your keyboard) for up-to-date information for the Clear Sky Chart below...

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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