Skynet 12-2-17 Asteroid 3200 Phaethon & Constellation Taurus the Bull 9PM CT


SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Asteroid 3200 Phaethon” and “Tour of the Constellation Taurus the Bull”

Net Control: Carolyn KC5OZT

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“Tobor the Great” (1954)

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Discussion topic of the evening.

Tonight’s Topic: Asteroid 3200 Phaethon

The first asteroid to be discovered using images from a spacecraft.

3200 Phaethon Orbit

Sky Path

December 6th

December 9th

December 11th

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

East, Dusk/Nightfall
Day and Night Sides of Earth at the Instant of Full Moon×400.png
A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

Taurus the Bull


Photo #1 T-Tauri & Hind’s Variable Nebula (NGC 1555)

Photo #2 Crab Nebula (M1/NGC 1952)

Photo #3 The Pleiades (M45)

Photo #4 Hyades Star Cluster

Photo #5 Colliding Galaxies (NGC 1409 & 1410)

Photo #6 Crystal Ball Nebula (NGC 1514)

Recent Astronomical discoveries

Gravitational Waves Could Shed Light on the Origin of Black Holes

Blowing in the Stellar Wind: Scientists Reduce the Chances of Life on Exoplanets in So-Called Habitable Zones

Space Exploration and Space History

Update on Recurring Martian Streaks

Martian streaks story:

Voyager 1 Fires Up Thrusters After 37 Years

Voyager with descriptions:
Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.

Tiangong 1

Dec. 7th

Tiangong 2

Dec. 8th

Dec. 10th

North Korean Satellite

Dec. 6th

Dec. 10th