Skynet 2-3-18 The Saros Cycle & Constellation Canis Major 9PM CT


saros136-smallSKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “The Saros Cycle” and “Tour of the Constellation Canis Major”

Net Control: Carolyn KC5OZT

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“Things to Come” (1936)

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.

The Saros Cycles and Eclipses

Saros Cycle Map August 21st, 2017
https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/27332615_2285307054828798_7819051565279980807_n.jpg?oh=ba78eb65a09c24d65e02e57ce2a1f52d&oe=5B1F7536

Saros Cycle, August 11th, 1999
https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/27657788_2285307058162131_6549454590587579919_n.jpg?oh=f702aa5938c7adfd6b5f355d23c95af8&oe=5ADF0E33

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

Ursa Major

A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

Constellation Canis Major
https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/27655436_2285285124830991_4524102016529460579_n.jpg?oh=4126ab6d6858f57d42b36d3daf17539f&oe=5ADFE84E

Photo #1 Sirius A and Sirius B
https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/27545206_2285281854831318_6872238350714628992_n.jpg?oh=39c11e0414a65863dde8a3f77b2e329a&oe=5B1A6B08

Photo #2 Tau Canis Majoris Cluster (NGC 2362)
https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/27540037_2285281874831316_2056750487769277426_n.jpg?oh=3dc28c0e07516701067b91886e92da86&oe=5B14588E

Photo #3 Open Cluster (M41/NGC 2287)
https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/27459531_2285281774831326_289456056918856672_n.jpg?oh=1daf20958d055b52e394534ce509b652&oe=5AD9742F

Photo #4 Thor’s Helmet (NGC 2359)
https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/27337059_2285281861497984_2816444924250396692_n.jpg?oh=f500a027af1c5e211d34219f6f0bd0a5&oe=5B2302C9

Photo #5 Pair of Colliding Spiral Galaxies (NGC 2207 & IC 2163)
https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/27540522_2285281778164659_5595159610781674944_n.jpg?oh=cf8580b351688288ab56d216a98bc34a&oe=5ADA3FAE

Photo #5a Pair Colliding Galaxies (NGC 2207 & IC 2163)
https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/27336833_2285281771497993_8500153594317366035_n.jpg?oh=708561cf18c834c40e700e7947b48d98&oe=5AE11EFB

Recent Astronomical discoveries

Astrophysicists Discover Planets in Extragalactic Galaxies Using Microlensing
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180202123734.htm

Supermassive Black Holes Can Feast on One Star Per Year
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180201141420.htm

Space Exploration and Space History

Curiosity at Martian Scenic Overlook: https://youtu.be/U5nrrnAukwI?list=PLTiv_XWHnOZpzQKYC6nLf6M9AuBbng_O8
Mars panorama: https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/pia22210-nasac.jpg
Viewpoint from Vera Rubin Ridge: https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/pia22209-nasa.jpg
Explorer 1: https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/explorer1-composite-banner-ubernode.jpg
Explorer 1 launch: https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/0100075_orig.jpg
Historic image of Van Allen Radiation Belts: https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/historic_radiation_belts_orig.jpg
2012 VAB graphic: https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/van_allen_probes_discov_new_rad_belt_cal.jpg
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

Feb. 12th
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=58162.0587699471&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

Feb. 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=58160.0462036145&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

Feb. 7th
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=58157.0287490509&type=V

Feb. 11th
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=58161.0277949492&type=V

Envisat
http://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=27386&lat=32.78333&lng=-96.8&loc=Dallas&alt=137&tz=CST&cul=en-GB

Feb. 4th
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=32.78333&lng=-96.8&loc=Dallas&alt=137&tz=CST&cul=en-GB&satid=27386&mjd=58154.0888514046&type=V

Feb. 6th
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=32.78333&lng=-96.8&loc=Dallas&alt=137&tz=CST&cul=en-GB&satid=27386&mjd=58156.1063016663&type=V

Feb. 7th
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=32.78333&lng=-96.8&loc=Dallas&alt=137&tz=CST&cul=en-GB&satid=27386&mjd=58157.0806580598&type=V

 

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