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Saturday August 4, 2018 at 8:45 PM

Status updated by our Observatory Director on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 1:27pm

Clear skies are predicted for tonight!
Observatory opens 8:45pm. We'll be viewing four planets this evening with Mars appearing about as large as it ever gets as viewed from Earth.
Deep Sky objects are also on the observing list.
Looks like a great night ahead!

 

Observatory will open at 8:45pm

 
Event report by our Observatory Director on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 8:48am

We had a great time last night with six telescopes set up to observe four planets and many deep sky objects. Lots of public attended to observe.
The 5 inch refractor delivered pretty good images of the planets.

 

Sky conditions were very good.

Public Observing Event
at the ACA Observatory
:

Mars
 
Mars makes its close approach to Earth and appears nearly as large as it ever gets. Observe Martian surface features! Venus observing early, followed by Jupiter and Saturn observing;
then our featured planet Mars!
 

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.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:     8:41 pm  (EDT)
Civil Twilight:     9:09 pm  (EDT)
Nautical Twilight:     9:47 pm  (EDT)
Astronomical Twilight:   10:28 pm  (EDT)
Moonrise:     0:54 am  (EDT) 8/5/2018
Moon transit:     7:54 am  (EDT) 8/5/2018
Moonset:     3:03 pm  (EDT) 8/5/2018
Moon phase:   46.62% (waning crescent)





The Moon will look like this today

 

 

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ical "seeing" (steadiness of the air), the shorter the arrows, the better.

 

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