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August, 2018
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Universal Time Addison Oaks Sky At This Time Tom Hagen, Editor
    


CLUB PRESIDENT:   Mark Jeffery  (248-828-4389)                                                             Email

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HIGHLIGHTS OF MONTHLY MEETING
July 8, 2018

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  • The July meeting was at Dinosaur Hill location with video projector setup.  There was a potluck picnic starting at 6 PM.  Presentations: Bob Berta – Refractor Basics / Dave HoltReflector Collimation
  • Guests/visitors: 
  • The August meeting will be held as usual on the second Sunday,  August 12, 7-9 PM
 
 Past Events:  

      No Club events were scheduled, there was no Observing Report was received from Addison Oaks:  
 
 
                                                    
  
Club Activities - Future
  • Ford Club Picnic & Viewing, Island Lake Rec Area; Saturday August 11, 4 PM, Spring Mill Pond
  • Great Lakes Star Gaze; September 6-9
  • Astronomy on the beach. Island Lake picnic grounds; 9/14-15/18
          
  • SEVEN PONDS ASTRONOMY CLUB- (click link)  John Lines invites OAC & Warren Club members to their observing events and activities.
  • Ford Multi-Club Picnic Island Lake       
  • Brandon Public Library (Indoor)           
  • Indpendence Oaks, Nature at Night        
  • Bald Mountain Rec Area (Meteors)        
  • Marshbank Campout, W Bloomfield      
  • Great Lakes Star Gaze                            
  • Astronomy on the Beach, Kensington     
  • Marshbank Star Party, W Bloomfield     
  • Red Oaks Nature Center, Madison Heights

Observing Night Contacts  -  Addison Oaks Site
These are nights for public and member viewing with the Club 17.5" scope available.   Designated members below should be contacted to meet at the site and open the gate to the observing deck.  Other dates by arrangement.    
 
                          
            August 10,11 Gary Dietz (tentative) 248-425-5753
            September 7,8 Dana Tousley 248-841-6528                          
                                                       
Sky-at-a-Glance
Bill Girardin's sent his monthly roundup (see below) given with video projections.

Sky at a glance
Aug-18











CALENDAR






3-Aug moon S of Uranus





6-Aug moon N of Aldebaran





12-Aug Perseid Meteor shower moonless





17-Aug moon N of Jupiter





23-Aug moon N of Mars





27-Aug moon S of Neptune





30-Aug moon S of Uranus













Lunar Sturgeon (Ricing) moon





4-Aug Last 11-Aug New 18-Aug First
26-Aug
Interesting object to look for:




location 48 N
















Planets Even/Morn Direction Brightness Location


MERCURY Dawn E MAG .7 Last week of August.


VENUS Dusk W MAG -4.4 Half hour after sunset


MARS Night SE MAG -2.8 Eastern edge of Sagittarius


JUPITER Night SW MAG -2.8 In Libra


SATURN Night S MAG .4 In NW Sagittarius


URANIS Night SE MAG 5.8 Pisces


NEPTUNE Night SE MAG 7.8 Eastern Aquarius.










18 21 UT
Interesting Objects


Constellation Name & Background


Object Type Distance Name
CYGNUS Swan

Alpha Star 2600LY Deneb
Sometimes called Northern Cross.


Beta Double 400LY Alberio
Zeus seduced Leda as swan


NGC 6826 PN 2000LY Blinking Nebula




M 29 OC 4KLY








LYRA Harp

Alpha Star 25LY Vega
Orpheus played lyre to bring Eurydice


Delta Double
Double-Double
from Underword


M 56 GC 32.9KLY




M 57 PN 2.3KLY Ring Nebula








VULPECULA
The Fox
M 27 EN 1360LY Dumbbell Nebula
Johannes Hevelius invented constellation.


CR 399 Asterism
Coat Hanger Cluster
Originally called "Fox with Goose














AQUILA Eagle

Alpha Star 16.8LY Altair
Named by Mesopotamia stargazers1200 BC.






Carried Zeus'x thunderbolts.














SCUTUM Shield

M 11 OC 6KLY Wild Duck Cluster
Modern constellation named for king of Poland


M 26 OC 5KLY
"Shield of Sobieski".






Hevelius's financial backer.














SAGITTARUS
Archer

Asterism
Teapot
Centaur - half man, Half horse.


M 24 SC 10KLY Small Sagittarius Star Cloud
Sumerian God of war


M 21 OC 4.25KLY
Arab astronomers thought it was ostriches


M 17 OC 5KLY Swan Nebula
drinking from milky way.


M 8 EN 4.1LY Lagoon Nebula




M 22 GC 10.6KLY

Business:
July Meeting Minutes     
 
   

Oakland Astronomy Club Monthly Meeting Minutes

July 08, 2018

D. Tousley, Secretary

Opening
Annual Potluck Picnic starting at 6:00
President Mark Jeffery called the meeting to order at 7:15 p.m. An agenda was provided to all
.
10 members and 1 guests were in attendance.

Observations & Presentations
Bob Berta – Refractor Basics / Dave Holt – reflector collimation

Observing Night Contacts
View through the club’s 17.5” Dobsonian Scope at the Addison Oaks County Park, or bring your own.
Call the numbers listed below to verify viewing opportunities. (Weather permitting, one of the two nights will be chosen)

Contacts
July 13-14 Dana Tousley 248.841.6528
Aug 3-4 Tom Hagen 248.650.8951
Aug 10-11 Gary Dietz 248.425.5753 (tentative)

Upcoming Events
Warren Astro Society Picnic/Viewing, Camp Rotary, July 21 4:00 pm, Wolcott Mill Metropark
Ford Club Picnic/Viewing, Island Lake Rec Area, August 11 4:00 pm.
Great Lakes Star Gaze, Gladwin, Sep 6-9
Astronomy on the Beach, Island Lake Picnic Grounds, Sept 14 & 15, 6:00-12:00

Break time
Next month snack, tbd

The Sky-at-a-Glance
Bill Girardin gave the report with Dave Holt supporting Sky Safari projection.

Club business:
Motion to cancel September meeting - passed
Next presentation: Gary Dietz, The Moon.

Previous Events
Dana Tousley reviewed scope condition from observing 07-07-18

Show and Tell
Dana Tousley displayed pictures taken in the past few months.

Adjournment: 9:15 p.m.

Next Meeting: August 12, Monthly OAC meeting – Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve 333 N Hill Circle, Rochester 7:00 pm

Sep 7-8 Dana Tousley 248.841.6528 (also weekend of Great Lakes Star Gaze)

Sep 14-15 no observing due to Astronomy on the Beach


Next Meeting: August 12, Monthly OAC meeting – Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve 333 N Hill Circle, Rochester 7:00 pm


              


                 


               

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