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AFM’s Space Pirate Radio 2018/06/14 Astronomy @ Apache

14 Jun 2018, 10:03 UTC
AFM’s Space Pirate Radio 2018/06/14 Astronomy @ Apache
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Here are the links from tonight’s show:
Diane recounted her visit to Apache-Sitgreaves Observatory:
http://apache-sitgreaves.org
One notable observation she made was of this:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ab​ell_2065
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/o​bserving/palling-around-with-the-​palomar-globular-clusters/
And even tried for https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ei​nstein_Cross
Halfway through the show, Diane needed to sign out. Marty continued on, starting with…
Peek-a-boo!
A small bit of sunspot activity coming around the bend:
http://www.spaceweather.com/images2018/13jun18/hmi1898.gif?PHPSESSID=ak74uvhqiuts52o6d7ohb18r35
https://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/​data/synoptic/sunspots_earth/mdi_​sunspots_1024.jpg

Also up in the night sky:
Wed, Jun 13, 20h NEW MOON
Fri, Jun 15, 00h Moon at perigee
Sat, Jun 16, 13h Venus 2° N. of Moon
Tue, Jun 19, 12h Neptune stationary
Tue, Jun 19, 20h Vesta at opposition
Wed, Jun 20, 11h FIRST QUARTER
Thu, Jun 21, 10h Solstice
Times given in UT. These events, and more can be found at:
http://asa.usno.navy.mil
Marty talked about observing Jupiter and BP posted this neat source for Observing info:
http://www.shallowsky.com/jupiter/
A dust storm cropped up on Mars
http://www.spaceweather.com/ (scroll down for this article)

Twistedge added theses links during the program:
(20:28:10) (twistedge): https://www.nature.com/articles/​d41586-018-05425-1 Massive Martian dust storm endangers NASA rover Fifteen-year-old Opportunity rover enters low-power mode in attempt to survive extreme tempest.
https://www.nature.com/articles/​d41586-018-05425-1
Another dust story: Diamond dust shimmering around distant stars
https://www.sciencedaily.com/rel​eases/2018/06/180611133802.htm

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