#1. I chose August 6 th , 2006 titled “A Cerro Tololo Sky”. This image of the night sky over the mountain observatory in Chile is beautiful. It shows the southern sky with the two magellanic clouds, the southern cross, the coal sack, and the Milky Way. I’ve been to this observatory and seen this view. It’s breath taking and one of my favorite places on Earth. #2. B. 1 AU, the size of the solar system, 1 light-year 1 AU is the average distance from the Sun to Earth, which is approximately 8 light minutes . The size of the solar system is only light hours across. The nearest star to the Sun is over 4 lightyears away. #3. D. Jupiter The planet moves its position relative to the background stars/constellations. While it is still near Pisces, it is moving closer to Taurus every night (eastward). #4. B. 40 degrees The altitude of Polaris is equal to your latitude. #5. E. Thuban, in the tail of Draco the Dragon From Figure 2-20, we have to look along the circle that shows the path of the Earth’s North Pole. The dates are marked along the path, so we see
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2012 for the course ASTR 1101 taught by Professor Campbell during the Fall '08 term at LSU.