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Re: Astronomy C

Post by quizbowl » October 11th, 2011, 6:57 pm

bookluvr-yoyo39 wrote:i would be very interested. does anyone know the specific formula's and their explanations for astronomy? thank you....
This formula/constant sheet is a good start formula-wise.
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Re: Astronomy C

Post by Infinity Flat » October 11th, 2011, 7:58 pm

quizbowl wrote:
bookluvr-yoyo39 wrote:i would be very interested. does anyone know the specific formula's and their explanations for astronomy? thank you....
This formula/constant sheet is a good start formula-wise.
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Re: Astronomy C

Post by rfscoach » October 11th, 2011, 8:02 pm

Infinity Flat wrote:
quizbowl wrote:
bookluvr-yoyo39 wrote:i would be very interested. does anyone know the specific formula's and their explanations for astronomy? thank you....
This formula/constant sheet is a good start formula-wise.
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Works fine for me.
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Re: Astronomy C

Post by Infinity Flat » October 11th, 2011, 10:07 pm

rfscoach wrote:
Infinity Flat wrote:
quizbowl wrote: This formula/constant sheet is a good start formula-wise.
Captain, my captain, your hyperlink has failed!
Works fine for me.
Hmm, works for me now too. Odd.
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Re: Astronomy C

Post by EastStroudsburg13 » October 12th, 2011, 8:30 am

cngu23 wrote:My school hasn't been very strong over the past years at the event, and I might decide to try it this year, so does anyone have any advice, such as textbooks, study materials?
I know Infinity Flat mentioned a book somewhere in this thread. Other than that, looking up everything in the rules on the Internet should give you a good basis. You can start off with the Astronomy Wiki.
cngu23 wrote:And also, if you have participated in this event, what aspect makes it difficult? Just the subject in general, a broad scope of testable material, or something else? Any feedback can help. Thank You!
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Re: Astronomy C

Post by Schrodingerscat » November 15th, 2011, 5:12 pm

Does anyone else agree with me on the following question:
What can parallax be used to calculate be used to calculate?
a. The composition off [sic] stars based on the spectra of their starlight
b. the temperature on the surface of a star within 1,000 light-years of Earth
c. the distance of a star within 1,000 light-years of Earth
d. the distance to stars that are extremely far away
We answered C because 1000ly is about the limit of parallax detection. However, the answer for the test was D. To me in astronomy, "extremely far" implies millions if not billions of light years, which is well beyond the limits of stellar parallax. Does anyone else have any thoughts on why D might be a valid answer over C?

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Re: Astronomy C

Post by rfscoach » November 15th, 2011, 6:54 pm

Schrodingerscat wrote:Does anyone else agree with me on the following question:
What can parallax be used to calculate be used to calculate?
a. The composition off [sic] stars based on the spectra of their starlight
b. the temperature on the surface of a star within 1,000 light-years of Earth
c. the distance of a star within 1,000 light-years of Earth
d. the distance to stars that are extremely far away
We answered C because 1000ly is about the limit of parallax detection. However, the answer for the test was D. To me in astronomy, "extremely far" implies millions if not billions of light years, which is well beyond the limits of stellar parallax. Does anyone else have any thoughts on why D might be a valid answer over C?
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Re: Astronomy C

Post by Schrodingerscat » November 15th, 2011, 7:09 pm

I was pretty sure that it was an incorrect answer, but I was just checking with others to confirm it.

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Re: Astronomy C

Post by emmamcgorray » November 17th, 2011, 12:28 pm

Does anybody know what DSOs specifically are going to be tested? I know that last year there was a list given of which DSOs were going to be emphasized. Is the list the same this year, or is it just not out yet?

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Re: Astronomy C

Post by AlphaTauri » November 17th, 2011, 12:36 pm

Yeah, the DSO list is out with the rules. It's way different from last year, so you'll want to take a good look at the rules before starting to study.

Also, I can verify that the answer to that question a couple posts back should be C not D. Parallax only works up until the star is too far for us to measure any significant angle (~1000 LY).

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