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5 Matching Questions

  1. Apparent Brightness
  3. Star's temperature
  4. Supergiants
  5. Parsec
  1. a Oh Be A Fine Guy Kiss Me Right Now Sweetheart.
  2. b The distance to an object with a parallax angle of 1 arcsecond; unit is pc. One pc = 3.26 light years (ly) = 3.09 x 10^13 km.
  3. c Measured at a star's photosphere. The photosphere temperature dictates its color. Hotter stars are whiter. Cooler stars are redder. Our Sun is a yellow star.
  4. d The amount of light reahing us (per unit area); measured in flux.
  5. e Cool stars which are very large and very bright.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. Referred to as the H-R Diagram. Plots two stellar properties. The star's temperature (spectral class) and the star's Luminosity - measured either by solar units (against our Sun) or Absolute Magnitude.
  2. Next closest star after the Sun. Part of the three-star Alpha Centauri system. 4.3 light years away. (50 mile high stack of toilet paper stretched out 1 sheet = 1 million miles scale. Parallax angle of 0.77 arcsecond. From the Sun, 1.3 pc or 4.3 ly away or 3.98 x 10^13 km (2.43 x 10^13 miles). Largest Parallax angle we see.
  3. Everything is moving. Overcome by making more than two measurements, take all motions in account, now calculate parallax then distance.
  4. Spectral type F (pale yellow) Temperature range: 6,000-7,500 K.
  5. What we see in the sky. Star Charts and planispheres use different size "dots" to represent.

5 True/False Questions

  1. Spectral type KRed - Temperature range <3,500 K.


  2. Open ClusterSpectral type M (red) Temperature range <3,500 K.


  3. Spectral type FOrange - Temperature range: 3,500 - 5,000 K.


  4. Optical DoubleStars not physically related to each other but happen to line up so that we see what appears to be a double star system. More rare than one would think.


  5. Spectral TypePale Yellow - Temperature range: 6,000-7,500


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