Skynet 12-16-17 “Space Recycling SpaceX Style” & Constellation Sculptor 9PM CT


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SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

 

Saturday’s Topic: “Space Recycling SpaceX Style” and “Tour of the Constellation Sculptor”

Net Control: Tom KE5ICX

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:

“Gog” (1954)

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.

Space Recycling SpaceX Style

Falcon 9 Launch

Pre/Post Flight Comparison

Flown Engine Cluster

https://qph.ec.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-43d86bafaf256d6fbf7f26b7cb8fa5a0-c

Launch Profile

Falcon Family

Falcon 9 Heavy

Fairing Recovery

https://postimg.org/image/9rtkjcm49/

Second Stage Reuse

https://imgur.com/ex8vxF6

Mars Mission Booster Reuse

Elon Musk

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

Northwest, Evening

Animation of Eclipsing Binary Star

Artist’s Concept of Star Sheliak (Beta Lyrae)

http://en.es-static.us/upl/2012/12/beta_lyrae_Sheliak_variable_star_eclipsing_binary.jpeg featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

Constellation Sculptor

Skymap

https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/25488104_2212605902098914_8060795836944442185_o.jpg?oh=cb4089fdcf5229dd3770446d1488ceeb&oe=5AC62E45

Photo #1 R-Sculptoris

https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/25395875_2212605848765586_5982518753843044832_n.jpg?oh=165060c35ad76a8abba09d8569af571d&oe=5AD35A12

Photo #2 Sculptor Galaxy (NGC 253)

https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/25446445_2212605885432249_144466290899261773_n.jpg?oh=f3941f1c3fae2697d69e4a295b690d55&oe=5AC32B50

Photo #3 Cartwheel Galaxy

https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/25353828_2212605788765592_6966327867205132889_n.jpg?oh=c6a374c625daa88ee72412aa5eb76b0c&oe=5ABAEC66

Photo #4 The Whale Barred Spiral Galaxy (NGC 55)

https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/25399065_2212605785432259_4311397064056197165_n.jpg?oh=845d62e7692ecad5938316dc7ed01d9f&oe=5AD29972

Photo #5 Spiral Galaxy (NGC 300)

https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/25443187_2212605795432258_5953261131999407521_n.jpg?oh=ae5098b580609a50d597a56eb94ead3c&oe=5AB69135

Recent Astronomical discoveries

Giant Storms Cause Palpitations in Saturn’s Atmospheric Heartbeat

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171213120050.htm

Electrical and Chemical Coupling Between Saturn and Its Rings

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171212141748.htm

Space Exploration and Space History

Crew Resupply Launch

https://img.purch.com/w/640/aHR0cDovL3d3dy5zcGFjZS5jb20vaW1hZ2VzL2kvMDAwLzA3Mi82MzUvaTAyL3NwYWNleC1uYXNhLWNyczEzLWxhdW5jaC1iZWF1dHkuanBnPzE1MTMzNzMxMjI=

Soyuz Launch Picture

Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.

Tiangong 1

Dec. 19th

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=58106.5071946255&type=V

Dec. 20th

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=58107.5097743926&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. 21st

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=58109.0225283781&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. 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=58106.0220768963&type=V

Dec. 22nd

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=58110.0215194609&type=V

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