Skynet 4-14-18 Tracking Apollo 8 by Telescope & Constellation Leo Minor 9PM CT


a8_saomauiSKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Tracking Apollo 8 by Telescope” and “Tour of the Constellation Leo Minor”

Net Control: Tom KE5ICX

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: WarGames (1983)

2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –

Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCishlh8WmW7OXy9Q6sxsaag

Discussion topic of the evening.

Tracking Apollo 8 by Telescope!

By Bill Keel

Translunar Injection (TLI) Burn

Apollo 8 S-IVB Fuel Dump

S-IVB Panel Deflections

Reports of Apollo 8 sightings came from Pic du Midi Observatory (in the French Pyrenees); the Catalina Station of the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory (University of Arizona); Corralitos Observatory, New Mexico, then operated by Northwestern University; McDonald Observatory of the University of Texas; Lick Observatory of the University of California; the U.S. Naval Observatory station at Flagstaff, Arizona; and JPL’s Table Mountain Observatory in California.

Apollo 8 Corralitos Observatory

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

Spica, Looking South

Northeast to Southeast, Nightfall

A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

Constellation Leo Minor

https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/30707532_2398455473513955_1861547864625363072_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=d9a4c30798ebdf897c5ead267be258a0&oe=5B54219A

Photo #1 Hanny’s Voorwerp

https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/30725275_2398455060180663_8703005552951176583_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=3c9b02ec02b1281098bededd2f1065f4&oe=5B690A93

Photo #2 Spiral Galaxy (NGC 3432)

https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/30709262_2398455070180662_3898507009120401810_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=0d5b6a8c13df5c49694ef0f5fa305ef8&oe=5B70CB15

Photo #3 Barred Spiral Galaxy (NGC 3344)

https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/30724716_2398455063513996_3821983485602831875_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=49c47f38c1b752def80878580c25da23&oe=5B5C7E24

Photo #4 Barred Spiral Galaxy (NGC 3486)

https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/30704031_2398455130180656_4252527092115303244_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=6aba987a6bcfbfe919740ffd131870ba&oe=5B5CAE11

Leo Minor

Recent Astronomical discoveries

Outback Radio Telescope Listens in on Interstellar Visitor

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180410100953.htm

Tiny Distortions in Universe’s Oldest Light Reveal Stands in Cosmic Web

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180410132703.htm

Space Exploration and Space History

Parker Solar Probe

Parker Solar Probe Artist rendering: http://parkersolarprobe.jhuapl.edu/Multimedia/ApprovedMedia/Images/Renderings/originals/SPP_ObservingSun2.jpg

Parker Solar Probe trajectory: http://parkersolarprobe.jhuapl.edu/The-Mission/images/16-00815_MissionDesign.png

Parker Solar Probe: Anti-Ram Facing View: http://parkersolarprobe.jhuapl.edu/Spacecraft/images/Anti-Ram-Facing-View.png

Send your name to the Sun (my “Hot Ticket” is attached): http://parkersolarprobe.jhuapl.edu/The-Mission/Name-to-Sun/

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