Skywatch Page

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During the warmer months members gather together for skywatching hangouts through the state.  These are not official or organized events; however, if you are in the area you are welcome to stop by and spend an evening looking at the stars, planets, and maybe some UFOS?

For information on our next sky watch please visit our website’s home page or our coming events page.


Communications Used During Our Informal Skywatches

Our skywatches are run, when possible, in conjunction with other UFO organizations  within the state, region, and world.  In order to communicate sightings reports, information, or any other updates during the skywatch we utilize several different forms of communication.

Ham Radio

Ham Radio Operators check in on our special MUFON Connecticut Skywatch net

KB1CDI Repeater System (Used during Saturday night skywatches).
Frequency : 147.135
Offset: +0.6
PL: 88.5
Echnolink Node: 13782 (KB1CDI-R)

Except if we have a Skywatch on a Friday night we will use the WIAW Repeater.
Repeater used on Friday nights.

WIAW Repeater (Used during Friday night skywatches).
Frequency: 145.4500
Offset: -0.6
PL: 127.3

Social Media

Individuals who are not licensed ham radio operators; however, still want to check in during the skywatch can via social media

Twitter

We monitor and tweet during the skywatch with he handle @mufonct and #mufonct

Facebook

We monitor our Facebook page and post updates throughout the skywatch.

YouTube

We record our skywatches and post them online via our YouTube page.  Make sure to subscribe to our page to be notified of new postings.

Live Chat

To Join The Secure Live Chat:

  • Click on “Anonymous”
  • Room Name: UFO2018
  • Create a nickname
  • Accept terms and conditions.
  • Click Join

MUFON Connecticut MUFON Ariel Surveillance Team:  Click Here

Suggested Skywatching Go Kit: Click Here

Home Skywatching Equipment

Multiple Anomaly Detection & Automated Recording (MADAR)

UFOTOG II

UFO Detector (UFO ID)

Skywatching Tools For Home and Used At Our Hangouts

Fightradar24 – Live Local Air Traffic

Plane Finder.net – Live Local Air Traffic

FlightAware – Live Local Air Traffic

(We also run live radar from our computer using a radar program and SDR dongle.)

Live Air Traffic Control Monitoring

(We also run several scanners monitoring different frequencies.)

Aurora Conditions

Dark Site Finder

Live Background Radiation

Radio Band Conditions

Realtime view of geomagnetic activity

Space Weather

UFO Stalker

Download Current Sky Map For Skywatching

Live Cloud Cover Conditions (Check To See How Clear The Night Sky Will Be.)

Suggested iPhone Apps For Skywatching

Theodolite

SkyView® Free – Explore the Universe

The Weather Channel: Alerts, Forecast & Radar

GoISSWatch – International Space Station Tracking
(This app has an expansion pack with Satellite Tracking Information)