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


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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.

NO STREAM TONIGHT

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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

From EarthSky.org:
http://www.earthsky.org/tonight
Southeast, After Midnight

A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

Constellation Perseus
https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/44441988_2778732015486297_5565483785400614912_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=23f22fb1972841e201528da23886937e&oe=5C52A5C0

Photo #1 Open Cluster (M34)
https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/44273392_2778732072152958_440911983873622016_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=054c1442d2298aaf870b0cb588c9bf4c&oe=5C5A1640

Photo #2 Little Dumbbell Nebula (M76)
https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/44431755_2778732188819613_5888982474481991680_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=e1ffc15c8d353e3f35ce72de88941db7&oe=5C5044AA

Photo #3 Perseus Cluster
https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/44488187_2778732268819605_4330048253866278912_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=9acb5352c0b3d91c7d500a50ee8f0187&oe=5C4D063F

Photo #4 Double Cluster
https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/44431623_2778732358819596_6644469390806876160_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=3b376f860b2ad29ae15378a6e9bd56ff&oe=5C3DD259

Photo #5 Reflection Nebula (NGC 1333)
https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/44526601_2778732488819583_2095093297620975616_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=7bdbfccea50574e41cb4712597602066&oe=5C49ECBF

Photo #6 California Nebula (NGC 1499)
https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/44628863_2778732592152906_742021059980558336_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=556098bee24a3a2607bd796f8183d8ca&oe=5C407206

Photo #7 Type 1.5 Seyfert Galaxy (NGC 1275)
https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/44418172_2778732685486230_7164406067097501696_n.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=96b351ab74f4f6477cf28b71874deae4&oe=5C4F7B2E

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)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BepiColombo

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.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwight_D._Eisenhower

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: https://www.bioennopower.com/

1929 October 15
Premiere of Frau im Mond…not a great film, but better than most afterglow movies
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woman_in_the_Moon
… 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.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soyuz_7

1972 October 15
Oscar 6. Not often I get to mention amateur radio!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMSAT-OSCAR_6

1962 Oct 18 Ranger 5
Nothing really worked, did it?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranger_5

1989 Oct 18 Galileo launched from STS-34
Much science done despite a fairly humiliating antenna failure
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galileo_(spacecraft)

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