Astronomy 10 10.27.06 - Eye see the most of the peak...

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Astronomy 10 Stars 10/27/06 Stars are how we get energy People made up the constellations and stories developed around the development of the patterns o Different cultures have different constellations o American constellations are from the Greeks The figure of Orion is the most compelling constellation in the sky because it has the most bright stars in it then any other constellation Recognized stars by brightness and color o Some of the brightest stars show color/tinges that are quite perceptible o The colors are a response to the temperatures There is a strong relationship between the spectrum of an object and its temperature Room temperature does not emit a lot of light Infrared is perceived at heat instead of light The bigger the star the more of all the different kinds of lights it gives off
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Unformatted text preview: Eye see the most of the peak color/wave • Black Body: Theoretically a black body because it absorbs all the light around it to be black o Black bodies radiate, but that means that it isn’t technically black • Most of the stars near our solar system are very dim that cannot even be seen by the naked eye • Red dwarfs look red and they are significantly smaller then other stars o Them are the majority of stars in our neighborhood o That are so faint inherently that see need to see even the closest ones (including the closest star too us) with a telescope o Presume that we are in a normal neighborhood, and thus, assume that red dwarfs are the most typical kind of star elsewhere...
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course ASTRO 10 taught by Professor Norm during the Fall '06 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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