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Physics II		Leeson		Name____________________________________
					Block______	Date___________________
Quiz IV    Observation Tech


I.Matching (2)
celestial equator
equator
ecliptic
zenith
nadir
longitude
latitude
declination
azimuth
right ascension

     
II.  Conversions  (2)
       5.08cm = __________in   
       37m = __________mm
       144mm = _________cm

III.  Fill in the blank (2)
#The name of the North star is _____________.
#You live at _______________________ latitude.
#If Vega is 45degrees to the left of George's star, and George is located at 8h45m, then Vega's Right Ascension is _____________.
#The _________________________ passes through Greenwich, England.
#_______________ was the first Astronomer Royale.
# New Iberia, Louisiana, the North star is ________ degrees above the Northern horizon.
#Altitude and Azimuth are best used with an _______________ -mount  telescope.
#RA and Dec are best used with an ______________________-mount telescope.
#If your software gives the Altitude of a star as 90o, then it must be at your _____________.
#If your software gives you a Declination of 90oNorth, you must be looking at _____________________.


The brightest star in the sky is the North star.
A) True     B) False

Which of the two stars along the celestial equator will set first:
A) 12h47m   B) 13h12m   C) 12h18m    

 



V.  Position the stars - You are facing South looking at the stars on the diagram.  Identify each star (put 1 letter by each dot) based on the data given.


VI.  Paragraph - Why is Declination easy to deal with and Right Ascension not so easy to deal with on an Equatorially mounted telescope?


What was the "Longitude Problem"?    What problems did it cause?  How was it solved?  Give a specific example of how the solution works.


Why must you know where the North star is if you are using a telescope on an Equatorial mount?



VII.  Finish the chart by rewriting the RA's and Dec's in a more practical format (for our telescopes).  Round Declination to the nearest tenth of a degree and Right Ascension to the nearest minute.  Give complete answers.

Summer Triangle

Vega
Lyra-a    18h36m57.84s  +38°47'17.89"

Deneb
Cygnus-a  20h41m26.40s  +45°16'14.11"

Altair
Aquila-a  19h50'47.85"  +08°52'25.66"

Double Star
Cygnus-b  19h30m43.60s  +27°57'42.52"

Ring Nebula
M57       18h53'35.16"  +33°01'44.91"

Sirius “The Scorching One”
Canus Major-a  06h45m3.21s  -16°38'39.58"

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