Skynet 10-20-18 Mariner 10! & Constellation Perseus 9PM


SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Mariner 10!” and “Tour of the Constellation Perseus”

Net Control: Tony NT5TM

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: “Mad Max” (1979)
2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –
Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

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Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Discussion topic of the evening.

Mariner 10!

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

Billye KF5PDS

Southeast, After Midnight
A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

Constellation Perseus

Photo #1 Open Cluster (M34)

Photo #2 Little Dumbbell Nebula (M76)

Photo #3 Perseus Cluster

Photo #4 Double Cluster

Photo #5 Reflection Nebula (NGC 1333)

Photo #6 California Nebula (NGC 1499)

Photo #7 Type 1.5 Seyfert Galaxy (NGC 1275)

Recent Astronomical discoveries

Black Holes Cannot Explain Dark Matter.
Chandra X-Ray Telescope is Back on Line

Space Exploration and Space History

Space News
BepiColombo launches to Mercury! (I hope…should have launched before net time)

Giant exoplanets are causing questions about models of solar system formation
Massive planets spotted near young star leave astronomers scratching their heads

Space Anniversaries

1890 October 14
Birthday of D. D. Eisenower…without him, we’d all be scratching our heads and wondering what our secret Air Force space program actually accomplished.

1964 October 14
Qualification testing of Apollo re-entry batteries was finished. Each has, wait for it…25Ah. I’ll compare these on the air to a modern go-box battery, as shown here:

1929 October 15
Premiere of Frau im Mond…not a great film, but better than most afterglow movies
… October 1969

The ambitious Soyuz 6, 7, 9 missions had many problems during the first half of this month; yet more evidence that the Gemini program had already put the U. S. decisively ahead in space.

1972 October 15
Oscar 6. Not often I get to mention amateur radio!

1962 Oct 18 Ranger 5
Nothing really worked, did it?

1989 Oct 18 Galileo launched from STS-34
Much science done despite a fairly humiliating antenna failure

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