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Unformatted text preview: Student B : The stars in a constellation are in the same direction in the sky as seen from Earth. m=2 m=3 m=4 m=5 Legend m=1 m=6 Cubis Cylindris Part II : The diagram below crudely illustrates an observer and the stars of Cubis in space. 1) From the observers perspective what is the altitude (angle above the horizon plane) of cubis? 2) From the observers perspective what is the altitude of cubis? 3) Roughly estimate the angular separation in the sky between cubis and cubis by determining the difference in their altitudes. 4) How far away is cubis? How far away is cubis? Roughly estimate how far apart the two stars are. 5) Can you now do a better job of answering what the relationship is between the stars in a constellation? Restate the relationship. Earth Horizon Plane 10 pc 20 pc 15 pc 25 pc 5 pc 30 pc...
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