Unformatted text preview: If so, where? Explain your answers. 5) What is the right ascension of a star that is on the meridian at midnight at the time of the autumnal equinox? Explain. 6) While camping under the stars, you notice that the star Polaris appears at an altitude of 37 ° in the north. A) What is the latitude of your campsite? B) The Orion Nebula has a declination of -5.5 ° and right ascension of 5 h 25 m . Where do you need to look (altitude and direction) to find the Orion Nebula as it passes highest in the sky? C) On your trip, you notice that Orion passes the meridian at around midnight. What is the approximate date? Explain you reasoning and describe whether you need your sleeping bag....
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