Skynet 12-3-17 “JPL: Ranger & Surveyor Missions and “Constellation Eridanus” 9PM CT


conrad_19990709_cSKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “JPL: The Ranger & Surveyor Missions” and “Tour of the Constellation Eridanus”

Net Control: Kelley K5KTX
Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“Men in Black 3” (2012)


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 Ranger and Surveyor Missions

Ranger 1, 2: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/web/ranger_12.jpg
Ranger 3, 4, 5: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/web/ranger.jpg
Ranger 6, 7, 8, 9: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/web/ranger6-9.jpg
Surveyor: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/web/surveyor.jpg
Surveyor 3 and Apollo 12: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/web/surveyor3.jpg

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

East, Evening

A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

Constellation Eridanus Skymap
https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/24955585_2202504019775769_7240798124895833851_o.jpg?oh=aec7d36b866bc5748094d642b2d8649f&oe=5A8B92C7

Photo #1 Witch Head Nebula (IC-2118)
https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/24909886_2202504106442427_6422885907335668081_n.jpg?oh=a3d860203f53e1abe821b4b43eb46458&oe=5A93CEE1

Photo #2 Barred Spiral Galaxy (NGC 1300)
https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/24899957_2202504039775767_8090551764040849253_n.jpg?oh=9bc0555f80fb3ee499bffc4d06c3eac4&oe=5AC81897

Photo #3 Intermediate Spiral Galaxy (NGC 1232)
https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/24993142_2202504016442436_7687914269662505307_n.jpg?oh=52039e419be6656d0dd7fb071cc6d1f0&oe=5A89620D

Photo #4 Interacting Dwarf and Spiral Galaxy (NGC 1531 & NGC 1532)
https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/24862212_2202504096442428_5364030362993299894_n.jpg?oh=8bf47c76d6470a0d28391923402d1a80&oe=5ACC6687

Photo #5 Spiral Galaxy (NGC 1309)
https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/24993420_2202504063109098_6367722421441802888_n.jpg?oh=e6b94cb4a49318c4841e87b131891108&oe=5A8A3FF1

Photo #6 Dwarf Galaxy (NGC 1291)
https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/24852661_2202504029775768_2474534308812864885_n.jpg?oh=57eb327d914ca0a4923d6f960d52e374&oe=5A91A1E7

Photo #7 Spiral Galaxy (NGC 1187)
https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/24900227_2202504003109104_120196644032595409_n.jpg?oh=ffada246a31a87e0e98b2969e06ed8be&oe=5A931E11

Recent Astronomical discoveries

Black Holes’ Magnetism Surprisingly Wimpy
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171207141644.htm

Scientists Observe Supermassive Black Hole in Infant Universe
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171206131946.htm

Space Exploration and Space History

Martian streaks story: https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/pia22070-fig1_esp_023184_1335_cutout_scalebar.jpg
Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.
All times are “local” (Dallas) time.

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

Dec. 15th
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=58103.0319332419&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. 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=58098.023118537&type=V

Dec. 14th
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=58102.0226137565&type=V

Dec. 18th

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=58106.0220773027&type=V

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