(Another chance to come and
observe with the Bootleg Astronomers)
The Bootleg Astronomers are planning an informal star party gathering the weekend of October 5th thru the 7th at their normal star party site at Green River.
This will be an informal gathering, and will only be held if the weather forecast is good with at least one clear night for observing over the weekend.
There will be no registration fee, no coffee or donuts served, and no door-prize raffle.
Anyone attending will be expected to pay their own camping fee of $8 per camping unit, per night.
We MAY post a Go / No-Go decision on this site a day or two prior, so keep an eye on this
Update: due to a poor
weather forecast, it doesn't look like this event will happen.
The 2019 Bootleg Star
Party dates are being planned!
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*** Due to the number of people
doing imaging at the Bootleg Star Parties, Bootleg Management is indicating that
Green Lasers will not be permitted starting one hour after sunset ***
(evening sky) at 22h UT. Mag. −4.4.
(evening sky) at 23h UT. Mag. −1.8.
(evening sky) at 6h UT.
(evening sky) at 3h UT. Mag. 0.5.
at 18:01 UT.
(farthest from Earth) at 19h UT (distance 404,227 km; angular
(evening sky) at 12h UT. Mag. −0.9.
meteor shower peaks.
Arises from the debris field of Comet Halley. Active from
October 2 to November 7. Produces very fast (66 km/sec),
generally faint meteors (20 per hour). Radiant located near
OrionΥs club asterism. Observe after midnight on night of
Shower Calendar (IMO)
(closest to Earth) at 20:24 UT (370,204 km; angular size 32.3').
times Universal Time (UT). USA Central Standard Time = UT-6 hours. (DST = UT-5 hrs,)
is caused by sunlight reflected off meteoric dust in the plane
of the solar system. Choose a clear, moonless night, about 1-2
hours after sunset, and look for a large triangular-shaped glow
extending up from the horizon (along the ecliptic). The best
months to view the Zodiacal Light is when the ecliptic is almost
vertical at the horizon: March and April (evening) and
October-November (morning); times reversed for the southern
Picture of the Day (APOD)
the Zodiacal Light (Weatherscapes)