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ACA Club Star Gaze
November 18, Saturday at 5:00 PM, at NMR-DSO
Moon rise-set: 0657-1754 Dark sky

The winter sky is full of amazing sights!
Look for Mercury and Saturn just at sunset (5:30-5:55).
Vega, Altair, and Deneb are out as well. Can you name their constellations?
Look for the Ring Nebula between Sulafat and Sheliak.
As the Teapot falls below the horizon, get oriented to the southern sky, and bright Fomalhaut.
Catch a glimpse of double star, Alnair, aGru, low on the horizon.
Above, find the dim southern constellations: Capricornus, Aquarius, and Pisces.
Uranus is in Pisces.
Below, find Cetus from its nose at Menkar, a variable star, through Diphda, to it's tail tip, Schemali.
By now you have turned directly east to see the Pleiades (7 Sisters) leading the way.
Capella is NE in Auriga, Aldebaran in Taurus is straight ahead.
Come back later and by 10:10PM you will have all of the Winter Hexagon in your sights.
How many stars can you name?
Moving north and high in the sky, find Casseopeia, Perseus, Pegasus, and so find
Mirfak, Algol, the Double Double cluster, Almaak, a double star, and the beautiful Andromeda Galaxy.
Look for Herschel's Garnet Star, just inside the square of Cepheus.
Polaris is mostly alone, hanging its handle down to the Little Dipper Sentry stars, Kochab and Pherkad.
Clearly to the NE you can find the head of Draco the Dragon.  

Bring what you have of planisphere, binoculars, telescope, towel. 
Wear socks,shoes,pants.
Park with your headlights toward the road.

Beginners to experts can benefit
from the abundance of knowledge, skill, and enthusiasm
at our local meetings and star parties.
Astronomy is not a simple sport. Get help to get good.
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