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Contributors

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Jasmine Smith
Mayra Jimenez

For group work, you are limited to one partner. For credit, one partner needs to send in this completed file
through BlackBoard while the other sends in the assignment with text containing their name and partner’s
name, as per the example in the Intro folder and the Lab 1 presentation. Check the introduction to lab
presentation for more information

4 Seqinus Bootes Moving right to left.6 Albedara Rigel and Betelgeuse point toward: 1.7 Gemini Taurus . Orion’s belt points toward: 1. Orion’s belt points toward: 1.INTRODUCTION TO THE NIGHT SKY SECTION 1: TOURING THE NIGHT SKY Proper name of the Big Dipper 1.2 Polaris The bottom of the Big Dipper’s pan points toward: 1.5 Sirius Moving left to right.1 Ursa Major Merak and Dubhe point toward: 1.3 Virgo The curve of the handle of the Big Dipper arcs toward: 1.

3 6/3/2034 Pisces .1 Planet Mercury Venus Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Constellation Virgo Virgo Scorpius Virgo Scorpius Pisces Aquarius Evening or Morning Morning Morning/Evening Evening Morning Evening Evening Evening Date that Venus enters a new constellation and the new constellation’s name 2.2 10/7/2016 Libra Date that Neptune enters a new constellation and the new constellation’s name 2.SECTION 2: CONSTELLATIONS AND PLANETS 2.

57’ Azimuth and altitude of Altair 1 hour later 3.SECTION 3: COORDINATE SYSTEMS Azimuth (left column) and altitude (right column) of Altair 3.5 5hrs 14 min 32.6 5hrs 14 min 32.1 50 .9” Right ascension and declination of Rigel an additional 11 hours later 3.2 -62. 11’ 05. 07’ 44.7 5hrs 14 min 32.28 secs -8.9” Right ascension and declination of Rigel 1 hour later 3. 28’ -22. 21’ What does a negative altitude indicate? 3.28 secs -8.3 248. 11’ 05. 10’ Azimuth and altitude of Altair an additional 11 hours later 3.18’ -32 .4 Below celestial equator Right ascension (left column) and declination (right column) of Rigel 3.9” .28 secs -8. 11’ 05.

2 Rigel Aldebaran Dubhe’s constellation 4.3 Ursa Major Alpha UMa’s constellation 4.4 Ursa Major HIP 54061’s constellation 4. and Rigel listed in order from brightest to dimmest Brightest Star 4.SECTION 4: IDENTIFYING STARS Brightest star in Gemini 4. Sirius.5 Ursa Major Dimmest Star Sirius .1 Pollux Aldebaran.

6 17:13:55 CIRCUMPOLAR STARS: The name of a star that doesn’t ever set 5.4 23:12:13 Set time of Capella (in the format hh:mm:ss) 5. minutes.7 Dubhe Minimum declination necessary for a star to remain above the horizon all day 5.5 16:35:08 Capella’s time above the horizon (in proper hours.8 .1 21:45:23 Set time of Alnair (in the format hh:mm:ss) 5.SECTION 5: RISE AND SET TIMES STAR 1: Rise time of Alnair (in the format hh:mm:ss) 5. and seconds) 5. minutes.2 03:59:46 Alnair’s time above the horizon (in proper hours. and seconds) 5.3 17:45:37 STAR 2: Rise time of Capella (in the format hh:mm:ss) 5.

4 Ancient times .3 Pisces Are modern horoscopes based on the sun’s position today or ancient times? 6.2 Pisces Constellation the sun is located in front of on your birthday in the year 1 AD 6.SECTION 6: THE ZODIAC AND ECLIPTIC Your birthday (at least month and day) 6.1 03/24/96 Constellation the sun is located in front of on your birthday 6.