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AST371 - Introduction to Astrophysics Assignment 1 - Aug 19, 2009 1. Transformation of coordinates . Consider an observer on Earth at a latitude φ . The horizontal coordinate system is described by the altitude h and the azimuth A , and the equatorial coordinate system by the right ascension α and the declination δ . Given
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Unformatted text preview: φ , α and δ , find the corresponding horizontal coordinates. You may use the spherical sine and cosine rule applied to the astronomical triangle, and assume that the hour angle H is given by H = LST-α where LST is the known local sidereal time. 2. Problem 1.8 from the textbook...
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This note was uploaded on 07/22/2011 for the course AST 371 taught by Professor Bonamente during the Fall '09 term at University of Alabama - Huntsville.

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