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Name: NancyTA Name:Group Members:Astronomy 1101Stellar Evolution & Night Sky ActivityPart 1:Go to, which is the web interface for the free planetarium software.Stellarium is also a free desktop app if you find you want to explore more or find it better toinstall it.You do not have to pay for an appOnce Stellarium loads, you can click the hamburger in the top left corner (three lines) to closethe left panel. At the bottom you can turn constellation names on with the triangle. You can pinchzoom in and out of the sky using your fingers on a track pad or phone. You can change the timein the lower right corner and your location in the lower left.Pay close attention to the circles, ellipses, and dotted circles, these are celestial objects ofinterest. Specifically, the dotted circles are star clusters.The date should be set to today automatically but change the time to approximately 3am. Thisshould make Orion appear prominently in the southern part of the sky.1.Click on stars and write down five additional star names, their spectral type letters, andapproximate color. You should have at least 1 red and 1 blue star. Example: Sirius (A) WhiteDeneb white51cygni blueXi cygni red/yellowAchird whiteCaph white2.Explore the sky and see if you can find three star clusters. You will have to zoom in and scanthe sky to see all but the most prominent. Write down the star cluster names and theconstellation you found them in..

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