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Evan Hazard, Northland Stargazing: Planets, major constellations, and bright stars

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Assume February will be cold. Dress warmly; you get cold faster when you are not moving briskly.

In the SSW, Mercury reaches greatest brilliancy after sundown Feb. 10 and continues to increase its apparent distance from Sol until greatest elongation Feb. 16, one of three or four good apparitions in 2013. Much dimmer Mars is in the neighborhood, ⅔ degrees to Mercury’s upper left Feb. 7 and ⅓ degrees lower left of Mercury on Feb. 8. Use binoculars.

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