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ASTR 115 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Archaic Humans, Celestial Pole

August 26th 2015 Notes Ancient Observers Ancient humans observed the sky They noticed that the Sun rises every day in the east and sets in the west. The Moon also rises in the east and sets in the west The stars also rise ...

Astronomy
ASTR 115
Mc Carthy, Christopher
ASTR 115 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Bohr Model, Emission Spectrum, Atomic Orbital

922 Lightgathering power LIght gathering power determines how faint a star a telescope can see. It depends on the area (A) of the primary lens or mirror: Area= Pi r squared Resolving Power: Seeing Details Revolving Power (...

Astronomy
ASTR 115
Mc Carthy, Christopher
ASTR 115 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: The Sequence, Convection Zone, Nuclear Fission

929 Notes Spectrometers measure colors by determining how much light of each color of light is received. Doppler Effect: Applications The Doppler Effect can be used to measure if something is in motion and how fast it is m...

Astronomy
ASTR 115
Mc Carthy, Christopher
ASTR 115 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Chandrasekhar Limit, Nuclear Reaction, Henrietta Swan Leavitt

Notes 1013 Motion Measures Mass in a binary star system both stars orbit around the center of mass or balance point by measuring the motions of the stars (ie their orbits) we can determine their mass Keplers 3rd law and Ma...

Astronomy
ASTR 115
Mc Carthy, Christopher
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