SC002: Quiz

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Answer the following question by clicking on the below boxes and selecting the the single best response. The answer that shows is the answer you have selected. You will need to have your copy of the SC002 in hand to complete this quiz. For 1 point, in the below example, select: Other. When you have completed the quiz click on the above "hand in quiz" button.



For the below questions select the letter(s) from the above figure that best matches

  1. The north celestial pole:
  2. Where the north celestial pole will be in 14800 A.D.:
  3. The star Algol:
  4. The star Deneb:
  5. The Big Dipper (part of Ursa Major):
  6. The location RA=18h, dec=50°
  7. The location RA=12h, dec=55°
  8. When looking due north at 8 p.m. on February 20 three letters would be on the eastern side of the array of letters; list them:
  9. The diurnal circle that goes through A and also goes through 3 other letters; list them:
  10. The hour circle that goes through A also goes through 2 other letters; list them:

Answer the following questions using the date information on the SC002

  1. What is the name of brightest star on the meridian at 8 p.m. local time on August 21?

  2. What is the location of this bright star?
    RA=h m

  3. At what altitude does this bright star culminate here at CSB/SJU?

  4. How many hours do you have to wait before the bright star Deneb is on the meridian?

  5. The bowl the Little Dipper (Ursa Minor) near RA=15h dec=75° includes four stars labeled: (Kochab), , , and . What are the magnitudes of these stars?
    1. :
    2. :
    3. :
    4. :

  6. The symbol plotted tells us something about the type of object. For each of the below objects report the object type:
    1. Ursa Minor (near RA=15h21m, dec=72°)
    2. Algol (near RA=3h08m, dec=41°)
    3. M31 (near RA=0h43m, dec=41°)
    4. and h Persei (near RA=2h20m, dec=57°)
    5. M57 (near RA=18h54m, dec=33°)