Skynet 9-2-17 “The 15th Century Nova” & Constellation Sagitta 9PM CT


image_5180e-nova-scorpii-1437Saturday’s Topic: “The 15th Century Nova” and “Tour of the Constellation Sagitta”

Net Control: Miss Carolyn KC5OZT

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“Dark Star” 1974

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”
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Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Discussion topic of the evening.

The 15th Century Nova

Nova Scorpii
https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21271373_2066130490079790_8754146179412055884_n.jpg?oh=a6655a349ec79a018fc8a4a62b87bc5d&oe=5A1F89BF

Artist’s Concept Drawing of Nova Scorpii
https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21192585_2066130486746457_5230261596710154442_n.jpg?oh=21bcbd2e40f7190941fb5d5aa004ae7d&oe=5A6106D2

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

Southwest, September Before Dawn

A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

Constellation Sagitta
https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21034681_2057061067653399_1204563497913542397_n.jpg?oh=1177c650a8b760787909d0a7b1120d84&oe=5A27BFC4

Photo #1 Globular Cluster (M71/NGC 6838)
https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21105471_2057059440986895_5850870708721720536_n.jpg?oh=07059003975b33ea66febc2bc89727c2&oe=5A29FE5B

Photo #2 Necklace Nebula
https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21150065_2057059430986896_8349315529288795783_n.jpg?oh=68f172878df7846313a6fe82832463ee&oe=5A127CAF

Photo #3 M1-67
https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21034352_2057059517653554_5612429159043347185_n.jpg?oh=ec8fac6995abcc2114de1af37bf7a886&oe=5A1F0300

Photo #4 IC-4997
https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21077267_2057059427653563_5759703986689859105_n.jpg?oh=39b08499d1d45eedecac71ddf361079d&oe=5A249BFA

Photo #5 Planetary Nebula (NGC 6886)
https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21192085_2057059464320226_1259438368118914345_n.jpg?oh=d57968a8d782b500f727362077c8c3ff&oe=5A5EE13A

Recent Astronomical discoveries

What Lit up the Universe? Black Hole May Have Punctured Darkened Galaxies, Allowing Light to Escape
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170830114800.htm

Galaxy 5 Billion Light-years Away Shows We Live in a Magnetic Universe
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170828124520.htm

Space Exploration and Space History

Artist rendering of Cassini at Saturn: https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/pia21438.jpg
Cassini-Huygens By the Numbers: https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/system/resources/detail_files/7761_cassinihuygens_BTN_16_purple_final_01.jpg
Cassini’s Final Plunge Timeline: https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/system/resources/detail_files/7756_FullView_BlackBackground_web.jpg
Cassini Instruments On During Plunge: https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/system/resources/detail_files/7754_CassiniPlungeInstrumentsLabeled.jpg
Side View of Cassini’s Final Plunge: https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/system/resources/detail_files/7752_SideView_black.jpg

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

Sept. 3rd
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=57999.4274106525&type=V

Hubble Space Telescope
http://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=20580&lat=32.78333&lng=-96.8&loc=Dallas&alt=137&tz=CST&cul=en-GB

Sept. 3
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=32.78333&lng=-96.8&loc=Dallas&alt=137&tz=CST&cul=en-GB&satid=20580&mjd=58000.1271688357&type=V

Sept. 6
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=32.78333&lng=-96.8&loc=Dallas&alt=137&tz=CST&cul=en-GB&satid=20580&mjd=58003.1072215757&type=V

Sept. 8
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=32.78333&lng=-96.8&loc=Dallas&alt=137&tz=CST&cul=en-GB&satid=20580&mjd=58005.0934500876&type=V

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