Deep Sky Objects for viewing at Star Parties (New!)
Links to Society Documents
Back issues of the Stellar Sentinel (Last month and older) New!
Brandt Farview Orchard Directions
Leelanau Outdoor Center Directions
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Telescope Basics.pdf A quick primer about telescope and mount types
Traverse Area District Library on Woodmere, Traverse City, MI and the Betsie Valley District Library at Thompsonville, MI have the TableTop Maksutov telescope.
Library Edition TableTop Maksutov Telescope Instructions.pdf (Updated formatting 7/22/15)
The Kingsley District Library, Kingsley, MI has the StarBlast telescope.
Telescope Presentation Letter.pdf
StarBlast User Instructions (StarBlast.pdf)
All about the StarBlast Telescope.pdf (Presentation)
Celestial wonders to see with the StarBlast telescope.pdf
Articles of Incorporation
GTAS 2014 Brochure Version 1 (05/12/14)
Mapquest link to 304 S Herman Rd., Suttons Bay, MI 49682
The Location and Route
Off road to the picnic spot
link to Alden Depot Park
Mapquest page link to driving instructions for above map
The left turn off M72 onto Hill Road
The Alden Depot. The park is behind and to the right.
1653 Port Oneida Road
Maple City, MI 49664
Here's a link to the MapQuest directions
You may not want to take this route in the dark the first time.
Follow M-72 west, almost to Empire where you will approach County Road 677 (just past the Sleepy Bear Campground). Turn right (north) on County Road 677 and continue on this road for 4-5 miles. At the bottom of the last hill there is a stop sign. Turn right onto M-22 then veer left over the bridge which goes between Big and Little Glen Lakes (The Narrows). Continue on M-22 for another 4-5 miles into Glen Arbor. You will then come to a T-intersection (Anderson’s IGA market is on your right). Turn right at this intersection and follow M-22 for almost 3 miles. You will make a left turn down Port Oneida Road. Leelanau Outdoor Center is a mile and half down this road.
Obsession Telescope web site - www.obsessiontelescopes.com
Your Obsession Telescope (This was scanned, so it's 1 MB in size)
These were the instructions that we found after
we set up the telescope the first time. We didn't screw it up
Obsession Set-up and Take-down (The normal setup and takedown instructions were converted via OCR to text from the above publication, and bulleted for step by step instructions and easy understanding by removing referenced to other sized telescopes.
Argo Navis / ServoCAT QUICK Startup with alignment stars visible
Collimation Instructions - From the web site.
Cleaning the Mirror - From the web site
Lunt Solar Telescope Manual.pdf