The Celestial Sphere Bb

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The Celestial Sphere Lecture 2B September 15, 2010 Consider the dome of the sky over our heads…. mixing bowl inverted mixing bowl …. Consider the dome of the sky over our heads….
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Imagining a spinning Celestial Sphere surrounding Earth aids in thinking about the position and motion of the sky Animation! Celestial Sphere Rotation Celestial Sphere Rotation North Star Star A Star B 1 1 3 3 2 2 4 4 Earth’s Equator Figure 1 Celestial Sphere Celestial Sphere Rotation Celestial Sphere Rotation Celestial Sphere Star A Star B 1 1 3 2 2 4 4 3 Figure 2 Horizon
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Celestial Sphere Celestial Sphere Rotation Celestial Sphere Rotation Celestial Sphere Star A Star B 1 1 3 2 2 4 4 3 Figure 2 Horizon Is the horizon shown a real physical horizon, or an imaginary plane that extends from the observer and Earth out to the stars? Can the observer shown see an object located below the horizon? Is there a star that is in an unobservable position? When a star travels from
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2012 for the course SCI T07.6020.0 taught by Professor Jones during the Fall '10 term at NYU.

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