Skynet Tonight! The Cincinnati Observatory & Tour of the Constellation Centaurus 9PM CT


coc20with20star20trails20by20keith20allen_keith20allenSKYNET!!!! June 18, 2016 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Cincinnati Observatory” and “Tour of the Constellation Centaurus”
Net Control: Kelley K5KTX
Afterglow Movie at 10:30: “Mars Attacks!”
2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –
Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

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Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT. 

Links to tonight’s Sky Net:

Discussion topic of the evening.

Tonight’s topic is The Cincinnati Observatory, the oldest observatory in the U.S. – Maybe!

Cincinnati Observatory:

·         http://www.cincinnatiobservatory.org/

·         https://www.nps.gov/parkhistory/online_books/butowsky5/astro4l.htm

·         Google location map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Cincinnati+Observatory+Centre/@39.1135727,-84.5819537,11z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xda4c62b0038cc1c4!8m2!3d39.1390743!4d-84.422609

·         Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel, founder: http://www.cincinnatiobservatory.org/pages/gallery/image/1-122.jpg

·         2nd director, Cleveland Abbe: http://i0.wp.com/libapps.libraries.uc.edu/liblog/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/cleveland-abbe_3.jpg

·         Paul Herget with telescope: http://i0.wp.com/libapps.libraries.uc.edu/liblog/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/herget-with-telescope_2.jpg

·         Original observatory building on Mt. Adams: http://www.cincinnatiobservatory.org/pages/gallery/image/1845%20Mt-%20Adams%20Observatory-126.jpg

·         1843 Merz und Mahler Refractor: http://www.cincinnatiobservatory.org/pages/gallery/image/080813_observatory-31-6.jpg

·         1904 Alvan Clark & Sons Refractor: http://www.cincinnatiobservatory.org/pages/gallery/image/Alvan01-121.jpg

·         Building today: http://www.cincinnatiobservatory.org/pages/gallery/image/Cincinnati%20Observatory%20Center-75.jpg

·         Observatory image gallery: http://www.cincinnatiobservatory.org/gallery/

In the sky this evening:

Moon, Saturn, Mars, & Antares

http://en.es-static.us/upl/2016/06/2016-june-planets-stars.jpg

A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

Constellation Centaurus

https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13501722_1429685920390920_2937751467705622058_n.jpg?oh=9f3f0798c6be2c5b059a02db8f5c6333&oe=57D6973A

Photo #1 Centaurus A (NGC 5128)

https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13428526_1429685933724252_3403248103550234773_n.jpg?oh=e2ab51be5a78339533c0e8d9a0204e5a&oe=57E10347

Photo #2 Omega Centauri (NGC 5139)

https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13445545_1429685987057580_288222934375796497_n.jpg?oh=cbe5bfb71ee5898b0f94a10f62d915ef&oe=57CA8A0E

Photo #3 Spiral Galaxy (NGC 4945)

https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13466247_1429685963724249_2577566827637836669_n.jpg?oh=3e2c92f5a5f9a7cb99874fa90f1d3570&oe=57E0D6F8

Photo #4 Spiral Galaxy (NGC 4650 & NGC 4650A)

https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13423782_1429685957057583_5903037364679391393_n.jpg?oh=d6da8a2435f23303a558aef232a9b312&oe=57C9993E

Photo #5 Blue Planetary Nebula (NGC 3918)

https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13423838_1429685930390919_527167438176986032_n.jpg?oh=b2c7c4c8eee6fae05676210bd2622c77&oe=57E5CAB2

Photo #6 Backward Galaxy (NGC 4622)

https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13427938_1429685943724251_375093555090386827_n.jpg?oh=38586d609a12b875475dcc0f6aba9777&oe=57CB4AA0

Photo #7 Merging Galaxies (NGC 5090 & NGC 5091)

https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13495253_1429685973724248_1392598817099110875_n.jpg?oh=3fa7bfb11949d11debbca2fe781edf18&oe=57D5A24B

Recent Astronomical discoveries

The Most Distant Oxygen Ever Observed

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160616151306.htm

Did Gravitational Wave Detector Find Dark Matter?

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160615134951.htm

Space Exploration and Space History

Small asteroid – Earth’s constant companion

Space history, including NASA’s 1963 contract with the David Clark company for spacesuits; and the launch of the first woman in space

Asteroid: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/images/asteroid/20160615/asteroid20160615.jpg

YouTube animation of asteroid orbit: https://youtu.be/SbbAnVU4rmY

Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.

ISS

http://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=25544&lat=32.78333&lng=-96.8&loc=Dallas&alt=137&tz=CST&cul=en-GB

June 18th

http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=32.78333&lng=-96.8&loc=Dallas&alt=137&tz=CST&cul=en-GB&satid=25544&mjd=57558.0935799867&type=V

OTV4

http://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=40651&lat=32.78333&lng=-96.8&loc=Dallas&alt=137&tz=CST&cul=en-GB

June 24th (4:03AM)

http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=32.78333&lng=-96.8&loc=Dallas&alt=137&tz=CST&cul=en-GB&satid=40651&mjd=57563.377554153&type=V

June 24th (5:37AM)

http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=32.78333&lng=-96.8&loc=Dallas&alt=137&tz=CST&cul=en-GB&satid=40651&mjd=57563.4445559201&type=V

Tiangong 1

http://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=37820&lat=32.78333&lng=-96.8&loc=Dallas&alt=137&tz=CST&cul=en-GB

June 25th (3:58AM)

http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=32.78333&lng=-96.8&loc=Dallas&alt=137&tz=CST&cul=en-GB&satid=37820&mjd=57564.3737776967&type=V

June 25th (5:35AM)

http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=32.78333&lng=-96.8&loc=Dallas&alt=137&tz=CST&cul=en-GB&satid=37820&mjd=57564.441014666&type=V

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