Unformatted text preview: described by a rather complicated mathematical function that’s not given in your textbook– just sketch it out in a way that shows what the approximate shape of the spectrum should look like. Be sure to label the axes of your plot and show numerical values for the wavelengths where the two spectra have their peak values. Following the example on p. 26 of your textbook, use wavelength units of Ångstroms. 5. Textbook, p. 36, question #23. 6. Textbook, p. 59, question #2. 7. Textbook, p. 59, question #3. 8. Textbook, p. 59, question #14. 9. (a) Why are the best optical telescopes located on high mountaintops in deserts or remote islands? What are the advantages of these locations for astronomical observing, and why would Irvine not be a good site to build a research observatory for optical astronomy? (b) Where are X-ray telescopes located, and why? 10. Textbook, p. 59, question #24. 1...
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