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06/04/2021 – Ephemeris – Zoom astronomy meeting and possible star party tonight

4 Jun 2021, 04:01 UTC
06/04/2021 – Ephemeris – Zoom astronomy meeting and possible star party tonight
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This is Ephemeris for Friday, June 4th. Today the Sun will be up for 15 hours and 25 minutes, setting at 9:23, and it will rise tomorrow at 5:58. The Moon, 2 days past last quarter, will rise at 3:49 tomorrow morning.
The Grand Traverse Astronomical Society hold a virtual meeting and program at 8 pm tonight via Zoom. For the program Jerry Dobek, professor of astronomy at Northwestern Michigan College will present an illustrated talk on astroimaging. The pandemic has inspired Dr. Dobek to find a solution. It turned out to be a relatively inexpensive imager for the telescope. The virtual star party will start around 9 pm, hosted by Dobek, with his imager, but only if it’s clear in Traverse City. It will feature a look at Venus to start, possibly before sunset. There will be other objects visible in the twilight such as binary stars and a pair with differing colors. Instructions to join the meeting and a link can be found on the society’s website, www.gtastro.org.
The astronomical event times given are for the Traverse City/Interlochen area of Michigan. They may be different for your location.
Addendum
Here are some images that Professor Dobek has produced ...

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