WVC ASTRO 12 - Final Exam (5 pages)

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Astro 12 - Field Astro Pinnacles

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Name Astro 12 Final Exam Spring 2007 You are to complete this take home exam on your own If you have any questions please seek assistance from your faculty This exam is due on Thursday May 17th Part I Fill in and short answer Instructions Fill in the blank or for short answer questions write in your answer Use complete sentences Improper English usage will lower your grade your English teachers were correct when they told you that writing was important What do we mean when we say a telescope is big What is the principle function of a telescope If you go to an observatory and look at a telescope how can you tell if it is a refractor a reflector Galileo s telescope was a Newton s telescope was a On our observation session at the Pinnacles the optical system of the telescopes we used were and they used a type of mount What is the limiting magnitude of a telescope Why is the Dawes limit of a telescope important Suppose you are observing M44 What is the significance of the designation What are you looking at Suppose you are given a telescope with a 3 inch diameter lens with a focal length of 36 inches and an eyepiece with a focal length of inch What is the magnifying power of the telescope Show me your calculations not just the answer Name Astro 12 Final Exam Spring 2007 Write the name of point a and lines b and c labeled in the diagram at the left Note the person at the center with the sky above them a b c Write the names of lines a b c and d identified in the diagram at the left a b c d What are the coordinates of the point marked on the celestial sphere at the left Fill in the blanks and be sure to include the proper units R A D Name Astro 12 Final Exam Spring 2007 As viewed from Saratoga or the Pinnacles the stars seen in the north move along diurnal paths and those seen in the south move The measured altitude of Polaris is related to your on the surface of the Earth What is a circumpolar star What is going on inside a star that allows it to shine What is the most



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