Skynet 9-9-17 “What Got You Hooked on Astronomy?” & Tour of Constellation Capricornus 9PM CT


0624-greek_2d00_amateur_2d00_astronomers_5f00_1Saturday’s Topic: “What Got You Hooked on Astronomy?” and “Tour of the Constellation Capricornus”

Net Control: Tom KE5ICX

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“The Day Mars Invaded Earth”

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.

“How I Got Hooked into Astronomy and Space?” You tell us!

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

East, One Hour Before Sunrise

A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

Skymap Constellation Capricornus
https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21433150_2075432719149567_1351661282735581717_n.jpg?oh=7fa5081f423928e99a235adad914247e&oe=5A184391

Photo #1 Globular Cluster (M30/NGC 7099)
https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21432753_2075432169149622_5307114994241321714_n.jpg?oh=38f4ea007be37d0b0e733d1d027ff75b&oe=5A561534

Photo #2 Condor Galaxy (NGC 6907)
https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21558020_2075432159149623_2694415589626198465_n.jpg?oh=429d106a1dc6f96b25f5934ac27c70dd&oe=5A602017

Recent Astronomical discoveries

“Extreme Telescopes Find the Second-fastest-spinning Pulsar
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170905123211.htm

Crab Nebula in the Limelight: Unified Model for the Entire Radiation Spectrum
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170905124803.htm

Space Exploration and Space History

Reconstructed view of Jupiter’s northern lights: https://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/archive/PIA21938.gif

Juno’s Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph image data: https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/pia-21937-16.jpg

Deep Space Network Now: https://eyes.nasa.gov/dsn/dsn.html

Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.

Envisat
http://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=27386&lat=32.78333&lng=-96.8&loc=Dallas&alt=137&tz=CST&cul=en-GB

Sept. 11
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=32.78333&lng=-96.8&loc=Dallas&alt=137&tz=CST&cul=en-GB&satid=27386&mjd=58008.0972689653&type=V

Sept. 13
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=32.78333&lng=-96.8&loc=Dallas&alt=137&tz=CST&cul=en-GB&satid=27386&mjd=58010.1150457291&type=V

Sept. 14
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=32.78333&lng=-96.8&loc=Dallas&alt=137&tz=CST&cul=en-GB&satid=27386&mjd=58011.0895844751&type=V

Sept. 16

http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=32.78333&lng=-96.8&loc=Dallas&alt=137&tz=CST&cul=en-GB&satid=27386&mjd=58013.1073340195&type=V

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