Skynet 9-30-17 “The Apollo Trenches & Constellation Cassiopeia 9PM CT


missioncontrol3SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “The Apollo Trenches” and “Tour of the Constellation Cassiopeia”

Net Control: Tom KE5ICX

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
Open Discussion: “Best and Worst SF Movies”

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.

The Apollo Trenches (Part 1)

NASA Consoles

An Eidophor projector.

Eidophor Projections

Eidophor Projector Schematic

Booster Systems Engineer

Retrofire Officer

Flight Dynamics Officer

Guidance Officer

Life Systems Officer

Cap Comm

CSM EECOM Engineer

CSM GNC Engineer

LM TELMU Engineer

LM Control Engineer

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

Near Side Moon

Far Side Moon

A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

Constellation Cassiopeia

Skymap Constellation Cassiopeia
https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22154336_2102114823148023_5646924507247110186_n.jpg?oh=2a582fc06063a23bb00cdeb670e29b67&oe=5A44419F

Photo #1 Open Cluster (M52/NGC 7654)
https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22089283_2102109669815205_719283014357678093_n.jpg?oh=b3544375edac43118ed70afbdcb7f18f&oe=5A5006C2

Photo #2 Open Cluster (M103/NGC 581)
https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22154307_2102109676481871_4126240939439805435_n.jpg?oh=ad0c0369df1f12cb87f494500e6b2a49&oe=5A53D867

Photo #3 Cassiopeia-A
https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22045961_2102109626481876_1399836101943769405_n.jpg?oh=f108011b128dcfddc60be18eec492995&oe=5A4C6EA7

Photo #4 The Pacman Nebula (NGC 281)
https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22141097_2102109693148536_2962634695283847030_n.jpg?oh=3c3968adc5a510d127a7624597525c47&oe=5A539E5A

Photo #5 White Rose Cluster (NGC 7789)
https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22089546_2102109746481864_267622972924776273_n.jpg?oh=4fbb8c627ca6f9f10e9e6e5520dd1ba9&oe=5A7ED556

Photo #6 Owl Cluster (NGC 457)
https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22046963_2102109623148543_3007349946680844199_n.jpg?oh=2fc0ee80943639437afa46a2bae3818a&oe=5A3EE4D5

Photo #7 Open Cluster (NGC 663)
https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22089466_2102109629815209_2975462929228751379_n.jpg?oh=986882d6797d56dfdf39cf2a72fad76d&oe=5A7CABA1

Recent Astronomical discoveries

Small Collisions Make Big Impact on Mercury’s Thin Atmosphere
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170929112952.htm

A Fresh Look at Older Data Yields a Surprise Near the Martian Equator
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170928152256.htm

Space Exploration and Space History

Aurora at Mars

Martian aurora animation: https://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/archive/PIA21854_aurora2-16.gif
Martian aurora still images: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/images/largesize/PIA21855_hires.jpg
Martian energy levels graph: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/images/largesize/PIA21856_hires.jpg

 

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