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Homework Help: What is the best time of year to observe Orion?

  1. Sep 23, 2012 #1
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    It has a right ascension of 5.5h
    Northern Hemisphere

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    I was thinking because at the summer solist the sun is at an RA of 6h that it ment late spring would be the best.
    Wikipidea says its late fall to winter.

    How come?
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  3. Sep 23, 2012 #2


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    You think the best time to observe it is when it is about half an hour away from the sun? Best time is 12 hr away from the sun... winter solstice. Late fall or winter.
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