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Saturday February 29, 2020 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Announced by our Observatory Director on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 3:54 PM

Status update by our Observatory Director on on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 3:54 PM.

Clear Skies for this evening!
The observatory will be open at 7:00pm for Lunar observing and
observing of the Great Orion Nebula. The observing time will only be
one hour (7:00pm to 8:00pm). This is plenty of time to see some
spectacular views of the Moon and Great Orion Nebula.
The 5-day old Moon will show central peaks of craters along the
terminator that are lit up by the low angle of the Sun. The observatory telescope does a fantastic job of showing amazing detail of the Orion Nebula. Observatory opens at 7:00pm!


Public Observing Event

at the ACA Observatory

 

Impromptu Event

It looks like a great evening for stargazing

What will we be looking at tonight?

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We plan to have a star party Friday evening starting at 7:00pm.
The Great Orion Nebula and the beautiful open cluster M37 will be
well-placed for observing. Christmas Tree Cluster, NGC 2244 (Part of
Rosette Nebula), Bode's Galaxy, and Cigar Galaxy are on the observing list.
We'll also view Pleiades and Beehive Cluster
through the 100mm wide field telescope.

Observatory opens at 7:00pm!

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