Skynet 11-17-18 Cepheid Variables & Constellation Auriga 9PM CT


SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Cepheid Variables” and “Tour of the Constellation Auriga”

Net Control: Brenda WB5OZL
Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“Firefly: The Train Job” (2002 – S01E02)
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Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Discussion topic of the evening.

Mike KG5P

Cepheid Variables

Visual #1. Constellation Map
Visual #2. Variable Star Table
Visual #3. Henrietta Swan Leavitt
Visual #4 HR Diagram
Visual #5 Delta Cep Pulsations
What can you see in the sky over the next couple of weeks?

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

Constellation Auriga

Photo #1 Open Cluster (M36)

Photo #2 Open Cluster (M37)

Photo #3 Open Cluster (M38)

Photo #4 Flaming Star Nebula AE Aurigae

Photo #5 IC-405 & IC-410

Recent Astronomical discoveries

Overflowing Crater Lakes Carved Canyons Across Mars

Auroras Unlock Physics of Energetic Processes in Space

Space Exploration and Space History

Recent Space News
Apparent DSN downlink from Opportunity was an error.
Soyuz-FG Booster Returns to Flight
This Week in Space History
1572 November 11th
Tyco Brahe’s Observation of a Supernova
1966 November 11th
Gemini 12 Closes Out Gemini Program
1997 November 12th
Kupon Data Relay Satellite Launched
2014 November 12th
Philae Lander Ejected From Rosetta Probe
1969 November 12h
Apollo 12 Lunar Landing
1986 November 14th
Polar Bear Communications Experiment Launched
1961 November 15th
John Houbolt Letter on Lunar Orbit Rendezvous
You can read the letter on page 55 of this document:
“Somewhat as a voice in the wilderness…”
1988 November 15th
Buran Spaceplane
1973 November 16th
Skylab 4
2000 November 16
Oscar 40
Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.
North Korean Satellite

Nov. 21

Hubble Space Telescope

Nov. 19

Nov. 23

Nov. 24