Skynet 11-18-17 “JPL: The Mariner Missions” & Constellation “Auriga” 9PM CT


1200px-mariner_2SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “JPL: The Mariner Missions” and “Tour of the Constellation Auriga”

Net Control: Kelley K5KTX

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“Soylent Green” (1973)

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.

JPL: The Mariner Missions

Mariner 2: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/images/wallpaper/PIA04594-1920×1200.jpg
Mariner 4: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b2/Mariner_4_Launch_Preparations.jpeg
Mariner 5 unfolding: https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/images/galleries/293_7934A.jpeg
Mariner 6 and 7: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/web/mariner6_7.gif
Mariner 9: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9b/Mariner_9_undergoes_final_checks.jpg
Mariner 10: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/web/mariner10.jpg

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

From EarthSky.org:
http://www.earthsky.org/tonight
South, November Mid-Evening

A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

Auriga the Charioteer

Skymap
https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/23622273_2169715526387952_2288404185835316256_n.jpg?oh=3f05a1f338dbc33b35473a9e73c1c9b1&oe=5AA5BDBC

Photo #1 Open Cluster (M36/NGC 1960)
https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/23659588_2169713956388109_6426764972889593322_n.jpg?oh=d3e5f32301a84e8ffbb9b694fb0d1dd9&oe=5A9FDA81

Photo #2 Open Cluster (M37/NGC 2099)
https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/23621677_2169713953054776_2233143134139223716_n.jpg?oh=0e6e56be0fccc6b440a26a70da5e684c&oe=5AAEAF62

Photo #3 Open Cluster (M38/NGC 1912)
https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/23722227_2169714043054767_3901491595888550481_n.jpg?oh=6c80e2ef14683e0c96179641ada2dd28&oe=5A968358

Photo #4 The Flaming Star Nebula & AE Aurigae (IC 405)
https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/23722549_2169714049721433_8363563286419903697_n.jpg?oh=e946ac958c59b4d7dafc9539635bfc36&oe=5AA09CD5

Photo #5 Flaming Star Nebula, Star AE Aurigae, Open Cluster (IC-405 & IC-410)
https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/23621210_2169713959721442_743410935034691438_n.jpg?oh=426eb6672726808da76c6863538e83ac&oe=5AA343B3

Recent Astronomical discoveries

Pluto’s Hydrocarbon Haze Keeps Dwarf Planet Colder Than Expected
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171115130940.htm

Lava or Not, Exoplanet 55 Cancri E Likely to Have Atmosphere
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171116113743.htm

Space Exploration and Space History

Orion Links
Houston, We Have a Podcast, Episode 17 “Orion”: https://www.nasa.gov/johnson/HWHAP/orion
Orion spacecraft interior: https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/15-185.jpg
Orion Artist Concept: https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/orion_artist_concept.jpg
EM-1 mission profile: http://www.exploredeepspace.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/EMss.png
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

Nov. 19
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=58076.4757882693&type=V

Nov. 27
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=58085.011099768&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

Nov. 24
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=58082.0099128891&type=V

Tiangong 2
http://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=41765&lat=32.78333&lng=-96.8&loc=Dallas&alt=137&tz=CST&cul=en-GB

Nov. 27
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=32.78333&lng=-96.8&loc=Dallas&alt=137&tz=CST&cul=en-GB&satid=41765&mjd=58084.4977792684&type=V

North Korean Satellite
http://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=39026&lat=32.78333&lng=-96.8&loc=Dallas&alt=137&tz=CST&cul=en-GB

Nov. 20
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=32.78333&lng=-96.8&loc=Dallas&alt=137&tz=CST&cul=en-GB&satid=39026&mjd=58078.0251361106&type=V

Nov. 24
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=32.78333&lng=-96.8&loc=Dallas&alt=137&tz=CST&cul=en-GB&satid=39026&mjd=58082.0248025964&type=V

OTV 5 (USA 277)
http://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=42932&lat=32.78333&lng=-96.8&loc=Dallas&alt=137&tz=CST&cul=en-GB

Nov. 19
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=32.78333&lng=-96.8&loc=Dallas&alt=137&tz=CST&cul=en-GB&satid=42932&mjd=58076.5170728603&type=V

Nov. 22

http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=32.78333&lng=-96.8&loc=Dallas&alt=137&tz=CST&cul=en-GB&satid=42932&mjd=58079.4783617324&type=V

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