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02/07/2014 – Ephemeris – Telescope Clinic tonight in Traverse City

February 7, 2014

Ephemeris for Friday, February 7th.  The sun will rise at 7:53.  It’ll be up for 10 hours and 6 minutes, setting at 5:59.   The Moon, 1 day past first quarter, will set at 3:07 tomorrow morning.

The Grand Traverse Astronomical Society will hold a telescope clinic at 8 p.m. this evening at the Northwestern Michigan College’s Rogers Observatory located south of Traverse City on Birmley Road.  If you have a new telescope or an old telescope and don’t know how to use it, bring it in.  The expert amateur astronomers will show you how to set up and align the telescopes and then give you observing tips.  At 9 p.m. the telescopes can be tried out on the stars and the planet Jupiter or the lights of Traverse City if it’s cloudy during the star party that follows every meeting.  While members are always available to help new telescope users on other star parties or meetings, this is a time really designated for the new telescope user.

Times are for the Traverse City/Interlochen area of Michigan.  They may be different for your location.

Addendum

A basic telescope guide that I wrote for the event Telescope Basics2.pdf

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