Observing The Night Sky Revision Questions.









1. What is Declination (Dec)?


2. What is Right Ascension?



3. What is the Celestial Prime Meridian?



4. What is the Zodiacal Band?


5. How do you find your latitude using Polaris?



6. Which way do stars appear to rotate about Polaris?



7. How can we determine if a star will be circumpolar using the observer’s latitude and the star’s declination?



8. What is a circumpolar star?



9. Explain how a star will be circumpolar from a given latitude so long as the declination is > 90 -latitude.



10. Name 4 considerations when planning an observation.


11. What else is ideal for observing stars?



12. Who was Charles Messier?