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Saturday March 23, 2019 from 8:10 PM to 10:00 PM
Announded by our Observatory Director on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 8:03 AM

Status updated by our Observatory Director on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 11:28 AM

We have a beautiful evening ahead of us! All weather reports call for clear skies. Seeing & transparency are predicted to be very good. There are lots of star
clusters to view tonight along with two galaxies, two nebulae, and one
double star making the observing list.
There will be an ISS pass at 21:32:37 with mag -2.0 and 28 max. elevation.

Observatory will open at 8:00 pm for lots of stargazing!

Public Observing Event

at the ACA Observatory


Impromptu Event

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

What will we be looking at tonight?

There are many star clusters to observe. Bode's Galaxy, Cigar Galaxy, and
the Great Orion Nebula are also on the observing list. If you recall, we
observed a supernova in the Cigar Galaxy in January 2014.
The Beehive Cluster is near zenith and we'll view it through
the 100mm wide field telescope.

Observatory will open at 8:00 pm for lots of stargazing!

Please dress for low temperature conditions.
The forecast calls for temperatures near freezing, so it is important to
come properly dressed for the event. Standing behind a telescope looking
at star clusters produces little body heat; it only warms the heart.

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Jet Stream
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    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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