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Unformatted text preview: eyepieces later. ...) 6: Make a table of your data (aperture vs. magnitude). Magnitude Aperture 1 2 3 4 5 6 2 AST 1022 Telescope II Worksheet Name: 7: Attach a plot of your data. 8: At its brightest Mars has a magnitude of -2. How many times brighter is this than a 1 st magnitude star. (Hint: Use the table on page 4.2) 9: The 30-inch A.G. Smith Telescope at UF's Rosemary Hill Observatory has an aperture of 76 cm. Your eye has an aperture of about 8 mm. How many times more light can the telescope gather compared to you eye? (Remember light gathering power is directly proportional to area [ area = (pi * aperture^2)/4 ] so you should compare them as a ratio, resist the urge to subtract!) 10: The small telescope at RHO has an aperture of 18-inches. What is the faintest magnitude you'd expect to see? (You can read this directly from the table on page 4.2) 11: What are some sources of error in this experiment? 3...
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This note was uploaded on 01/22/2012 for the course AST 1022l taught by Professor Colon during the Fall '07 term at University of Florida.
- Fall '07