Skynet 2-18-17 Total Solar Eclipse: Part 8 & Tour of the Constellation Lynx 9PM CT


7357-eclipse_5f00_ianwardlawSKYNET!!!!  Feb 18, 2017 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Total Solar Eclipse: Part 8” and “Tour of the Constellation Lynx”
Net Control:
Kelley K5KTX

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“Battlestar Galactica (1978) S01E01/S01E02

2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –
Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.
Video Stream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/skynet2
& Facebook “DARC Skynet Astronomy Net”
Audio Stream: http://pokeys.doomdns.com:8000
Yahoo Groups: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/skynet
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/306498286059167/

Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Discussion topic of the evening.

“The Total Solar Eclipse: Part 8”

Xavier Jubier’s eclipse map:  http://xjubier.free.fr/…/solar_…/TSE_2017_GoogleMapFull.html

Illustration of why to be on eclipse center line: http://www.celestron.com/…/12184…/C-page-004-001_500x500.jpg

What can you see in the sky over the next couple of weeks?

Southeast, Before Dawn
http://en.es-static.us/…/2017-feb-18-moon-saturn-scorpius.j…
South, Predawn/Dawn Sky
http://en.es-static.us/…/2017-feb-18-moon-saturn-antares.jpg
A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

Constellation Lynx

Skymap – Lynx
https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/…/16640781_17797541087…

Photo #1 Intergalactic Tramp (NGC 2419)
https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/…/16681988_17797541253…

Photo #2 UFO Galaxy (NGC 2683)
https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/…/16864417_17797541587…

Photo #3 Bear’s Paw (NGC 2537)
https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/…/16830616_17797541287…

Photo #4 Unbarred Spiral Galaxy (NGC 2541)
https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/…/16649113_17797541453…

Recent Astronomical discoveries

The Heart of a Far-Off Star Beats for its Planet
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releas…/2017/…/170214130545.htm

“Black Hole Powered” Jets Forge Fuel for Star Formation
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releas…/2017/…/170214130520.htm

Space Exploration & Space History

Ernutet Crater on Ceres: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/…/imag…/largesize/PIA21419_hires.jpg

New citizen science project, Backyard Worlds: Planet 9: http://backyardworlds.org

Ernutet Crater on Ceres: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/…/imag…/largesize/PIA21419_hires.jpg

Space history, including: launch of 2nd Hubble Servicing Mission
http://spaceflightnow.com/wp-cont…/…/2015/04/s125e007257.jpg

Video of Launch
https://youtu.be/83ECqjEUXS8

Voyager 1’s “family portrait” images
https://upload.wikimedia.org/…/Family_portrait_%28Voyager_1…

Discovery of Uranus’ moon Miranda
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/…/Miranda.jpg

Launch of the NEAR Shoemaker mission.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f7/
Launch_of_NEAR_on_a_Delta_II_7925-8.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/…/AAAAAA…/HgPWXD8352M/s1600/144.JPG

Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.
OTV4
http://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx…

Feb. 27th
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx…

Tiangong 1
http://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx…

Feb. 19th
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx…

Feb. 20th
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx…

Tiangong 2
http://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx…

Feb. 23rd
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx…

Feb. 24th
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx…

Feb. 25th
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx…

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