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14. Open the astronomy app, “GoSkyWatchP”.
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6 This application is a planetarium program that displays the night sky. However, it utilizes the GPS and orientation system in the IPad to give you a correct view of what you are looking at when you point the IPad in a particular direction. It is extremely powerful in that it has many databases of information and can be used for reference and determining what you are looking at or looking for. The opening screen may start with a reduced view of the sky, however If this occurs you can zoom in to get a better view: ZOOM IN> Note: The motion controls are active when you run the app and so if you move the IPad around your screen will change. Tapping the screen twice rapidly will toggle the motion control on and off. A small circle and cross hair stays at the center of the screen. If you place an object in this circle, information will appear about the object. Constellations at the center of the screen are also displayed graphically. 15. After you zoom in, try pointing the IPad at a particular point in the sky. a. If you are doing this in the daytime, try pointing it at the sun (DO NOT LOOK AT THE SUN DIRECTLY BLOCK THE SUN WITH THE IPAD!) . Notice the S un’s icon is displayed
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7 on the screen and is on a line. What is this line? What constellation is the Sun in? b. If you are doing this at night, try pointing it at the moon (if the moon is visible) or a bright object. What constellation is the moon in? If you pointed it at another object, what was that object and what constellation is it in? 16. Double tap the screen to get out of the automatic motion mode and move the image with you finger until you find a yellow line. Now follow along the yellow line until you find the Sun. As you moved along the yellow line there were some other bright objects close to the line. Identify three of these objects. What constellations were they in?
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8 Section II - Celestron Telescope Activity (telescope alone) You must complete the following worksheet to receive extra credit with the Celestron FirstScope telescope. You may choose to do additional activities with the Celestron telescope later in the semester for additional extra credit; you do not need to repeat the first portion of this worksheet. In that case, proceed to “Additional Telescopic Observations”. 1. Obtain a Celestron FirstScope telescope by borrowing one from the CSUSM Library Reserves. [You may purchase one from Oceanside Photo and Telescope (OPT) for about $40-$45. http://www.optcorp.com/product.aspx?pid=1-600-602-1500-12821&kw=&st=0 ] 2. Remove the telescope from the box. Remove the 2 “dust covers”, which are black plastic lids that protect the optical tube and eyepiece tube (they are simply removed by hand, no tools needed). 3. Inspect the telescope, inside and out, always being careful to not scratch or damage any of the parts, especially the optics. Which kind of telescope design is this?
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