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Tuesday October 17, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Announced by our Observatory Director on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 3:47 PM

Status updated by our Observatory Director on Tuesday, 10/17/2017 at 10:36 AM

Observatory will open tonight at 7:00 PM with Saturn in the eyepiece.
Excellent skies this evening with very good seeing and transparency predicted.

One of the objects on the observing list is Herschel's Garnet Star. This red
supergiant is a carbon star with a diameter so large it would nearly reach
the planet Saturn if it were placed at the center of our solar system.
It's the third largest known star in our galaxy.

Please dress for temperature 15F lower than nighttime predicted low.

Public Observing Event
at the ACA Observatory


Impromptu Event

Clear skies ahead!
Tuesday looks like an excellent evening for stargazing. This is a great time of year for observing with plenty of globular clusters, planetary nebulae, galaxies, and open clusters to observe.

      Here's what's on the observing list for tonight...

● Saturn
● Andromeda Galaxy
● Blue Snowball Nebula
● Herschel's Double Cluster
● Herschel's Garnet Star
● Swan Nebula
● Spiral galaxy NGC 7331
● Owl Cluster
● and more!

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