Lab report 1 - Sky Maps and the Celestial Sphere...

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Sky Maps and the Celestial Sphere, Experiment #1 I. Introduction: This lab was meant to teach basic concepts and tools that would help us, the students, better visualize and learn astronomy. By using a celestial globe, we were taught how to use astronomy coordinate systems, earth’s daily rotation, as well as to understand that the night sky looks different from different parts of the world such as from the North Pole, Quito, Ecuador and Detroit, Michigan. II. Data: The first part of the experiment was learning the basic definitions of terms we would need in the experiment. For example instead of using latitude and longitude for coordinates, we would be using right ascension (given in notations of hours and minutes) and declination. As well as other terms like visibility, which refers to a stars presence in the sky from any place in the world, it can be one of 3 types: north circumpolar, rises and sets or never visible. We were also taught how to adjust the sphere to set location, time and date. For part A we were given this graph and told to fill in the blanks: For Part B, we were given this graph and expected to fill it out:
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For Part C, our knowledge of adjusting time and the date of a celestial globe was tested and in Part D, we were expected to fill out another grap: III. Results
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  • Fall '14
  • KraigAndrews
  • Astronomy, Celestial coordinate system, Pole star, Celestial Globe

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