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


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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)


2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –
Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.
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Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

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
https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/24232012_2192081560818015_7798656389510119376_n.jpg?oh=2eb5514d1508e2316732d26bf53262d4&oe=5ACA36C4

December 9th
https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/24232712_2192081557484682_6986824624925716459_n.jpg?oh=8d48e356bbd57e8d4d416ddbaf1533b6&oe=5A95AD8E

December 11th
https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/24300954_2192081554151349_1979827900313211894_n.jpg?oh=6cc62c458d177b49ed0b99bd898aa238&oe=5ACD343E

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

A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

Taurus the Bull

Skymap
https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/24254985_2192055370820634_784281388107359920_o.jpg?oh=f213c36924b4525668a953d0cc0b30b5&oe=5A9A736B

Photo #1 T-Tauri & Hind’s Variable Nebula (NGC 1555)
https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/24058676_2192054877487350_3047685943957583496_n.jpg?oh=93b790d4f1123c4b7e99012d2efc8494&oe=5A8BFCE8

Photo #2 Crab Nebula (M1/NGC 1952)
https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/24131292_2192054870820684_8439160950187552025_n.jpg?oh=59605e39f5d4254a034705775154b10d&oe=5AD39AF3

Photo #3 The Pleiades (M45)
https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/24176978_2192054874154017_247294538491029918_n.jpg?oh=eed1eecc65ff11f738cbf6301bc9eba7&oe=5A975C9C

Photo #4 Hyades Star Cluster
https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/24294244_2192054817487356_13145204093334663_n.jpg?oh=d272cd0ae0b9429721c2ae4f4b9888a0&oe=5AC8B7BC

Photo #5 Colliding Galaxies (NGC 1409 & 1410)
https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22852195_2192054814154023_1162977487895713813_n.jpg?oh=3ed63d357b455173a521e512835c08e4&oe=5ACBC97B

Photo #6 Crystal Ball Nebula (NGC 1514)
https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/24174570_2192054810820690_6986740450348314687_n.jpg?oh=16fe162f32e1977ac6efe99a5db469ca&oe=5AD16EC4

Recent Astronomical discoveries

Gravitational Waves Could Shed Light on the Origin of Black Holes
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171130141043.htm

Blowing in the Stellar Wind: Scientists Reduce the Chances of Life on Exoplanets in So-Called Habitable Zones
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171130180031.htm

Space Exploration and Space History

Update on Recurring Martian Streaks

Martian streaks story: https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/pia22070-fig1_esp_023184_1335_cutout_scalebar.jpg

Voyager 1 Fires Up Thrusters After 37 Years

Voyager: http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/12/01/20/006074E81000044C-0-image-m-17_1512160301073.jpg
Voyager with descriptions: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0f/Voyager_with_descriptions.png
Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.

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

Dec. 7th
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=58094.9973136913&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

Dec. 8th
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=58095.5244683273&type=V

Dec. 10th
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=58097.5106370846&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

Dec. 6th
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=58094.0235912129&type=V

Dec. 10th
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=58098.0231104878&type=V

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