ASTR 221: Lab 2

Telescope Proficiency Test

PART 1 (Can be taken independently from part 2)

1. [20 pts] Use the laser pointer to identify any ten of the following stars.

1. Albireo   
2. Aldebaran
3. Algol
4. Alnilam
5. Alnitak
6. Alpheratz
7. Altair
8. Arcturus
9. Bellatrix
10. Betelguese
11. Capella
12. Castor
13. Deneb
14. Enif
15. Fomalhaut
16. Hamal
17. Kochab
18. Markab
19. Menkalinan
20. Mintaka
21. Mirfak
22. Polaris
23. Pollux
24. Procyon
25. Regulus
26. Rigel
27. Sadr
28. Saiph
29. Sirius
30. Vega

2. [10 pts] Use the laser pointer to outline two of the following constellations

1. Cygnus
2. Pegasus
3. Auriga
4. Taurus
5. Orion
6. Gemini
Part 2 (C-8 targets; 1 hour)

3. [3 pts] Find Jupiter. Center it in an eyepiece with 12mm focal length or shorter.

4. [5 pts] Find Uranus

5. [12 points total] Locate three multiple star systems that have separations between 2" and 60". The component stars must be clearly visible in whatever eyepiece you choose to use. A single pointing counts as one object, no matter how many multiples are in the field. An object that is known to be a binary from some other observations but cannot be seen in the eyepiece as a binary does not count.

6. [10 points] Find the Andromeda galaxy M 31

7. [20 points total] Locate any 4 of the following Deep Sky objects in a wide field eyepiece

M 2
M 11
M 15
M 34
M 35
M 36
M 37
M 38
M 39
M 41
M 42
M 44
M 45
M 57
NGC 869
NGC 884
NGC 2392