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:
& Facebook “DARC Skynet Astronomy Net”
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Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Discussion topic of the evening.

The Saros Cycles and Eclipses

Saros Cycle Map August 21st, 2017

Saros Cycle, August 11th, 1999

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

Photo #1 Sirius A and Sirius B

Photo #2 Tau Canis Majoris Cluster (NGC 2362)

Photo #3 Open Cluster (M41/NGC 2287)

Photo #4 Thor’s Helmet (NGC 2359)

Photo #5 Pair of Colliding Spiral Galaxies (NGC 2207 & IC 2163)

Photo #5a Pair Colliding Galaxies (NGC 2207 & IC 2163)

Recent Astronomical discoveries

Astrophysicists Discover Planets in Extragalactic Galaxies Using Microlensing

Supermassive Black Holes Can Feast on One Star Per Year

Space Exploration and Space History

Curiosity at Martian Scenic Overlook:
Mars panorama:
Viewpoint from Vera Rubin Ridge:
Explorer 1:
Explorer 1 launch:
Historic image of Van Allen Radiation Belts:
2012 VAB graphic:
Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.

Feb. 12th

Tiangong 2

Feb. 10th

North Korean Satellite

Feb. 7th

Feb. 11th


Feb. 4th

Feb. 6th

Feb. 7th


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