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Jonathan Sabin

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Omega Centauri event - LOOKS GREAT!!
« on: May 22, 2019, 10:42:06 am »
I'm rarely eager to call any event a "GO!" more than a day or so out, but the forecast over the next several days looks as good as I've ever seen for late May!

Our Omega Centauri event (rescheduled from earlier this month because of the weather) will be held this Saturday, May 25th from sunset (shortly after 8 PM) until at least 11.

We'll have Omega Centauri (NGC 5139) reaching its highest point (about 14 degrees above the southern horizon) around 10:30 p.m., but it will be high enough to observe throughout the evening.

Jupiter will rise around 9:30, so it will also be a decent target later in the evening--and since we're approaching opposition early next month, it will be almost as good as it gets.

Hope to see a bunch of you with telescopes out there at the Robinson Preserve Expansion area on Saturday! 10299 9th Avenue NW, Bradenton  <MAP>> https://tinyurl.com/RobinsonEXP>

Best,

Jonathan
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