Sources/Astronomy/Quiz

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1

An X-ray source has been located at B1950 right ascension 01h 00m 06.91s and declination +62° 05' 45.5", which of the following constellations does this source occur in?

Mensa
Camelopardalis
Hydrus
Ursa Minor
Cassiopeia
Draco
Volans

2

For the X-ray source in question 1, which of the following are the J2000 coordinates?

124.3103° -00.4744°
01h 03m 19.72s +62° 21' 55.7"
01h 03m 31.142s +62° 22' 31.11"
01h 03m 19.846s +62° 23' 59.90"
01h 03m 45.490s +62° 24' 07.40"
01h 02m 38.9s +62° 20' 42"
01h 02m 38.86846s +62° 20' 42.1726"

3

Again, for the X-ray source in question 1, which of the following is one of its visual identifiers found in SIMBAD?

WNO 51
BD+61 195
HD 6209
G 243-56
LDN 1306
TYC 4021-1232-1
GJ 51

4

An optical source occurs at J2000 RA 22h Dec +00°, which of the following constellations does this source occur in?

Equuleus
Aquarius
Pegasus
Pisces
Capricornus
Sculptor
Cetus

5

True or False, The constellation Eridanus borders the constellation Cetus.

TRUE
FALSE

6

Complete the text:

Match up the radiation object with the likely source:
Crmo volcanic bomb 20070516123632.jpg
- L
Circinus X-1.jpg
- M
Moon egret.jpg
- N
Neusun1 superk1.jpg
- O
Earth in ultraviolet from the Moon (S72-40821).jpg
- P
PIA00072 Venus Cloud Patterns - colorized and filtered.jpg
- Q
Io Color Eclipse Movie - PIA03450.gif
- R
NGC 7048.jpg
- S
HST NGC 5728 -O III- emission-line image.jpg
- T
a Craters of the Moon volcano

.
violet image of Venus

.
active galactic nuclear region of NGC 5728

.
cosmic-ray bombardment of the Moon's surface

.
blue lights from Io

.
neutrino profile of the solar octant

.
planetary nebula NGC 7048

.
ultraviolet image of the Earth

.
a neutron star in a binary system

.

7

Yes or No, The constellation Hercules borders the constellation Serpens Cauda.

Yes
No

8

Which of the following are astronomical phenomena associated with the Sun as a source?

coronal clouds
cosmic rays
neutrinos
Oh My God type particles
meteors
comets
blue rays

9

True or False, There are no gamma-ray sources in the constellation Crater.

TRUE
FALSE

10

Horologium borders which of the following astronomical source phenomena?

Eridanus
Caelum
Reticulum
Canis Minor
Eridanus
Pavo
Hydra

11

Complete the text:

Match up the type of source with each of the possibilities below:
a source - A
a source or apparent source detected or created at or near the time of the event or events - B
a source or apparent source that transforms or transduces anything originating from a primary source - C
a source or apparent source that selects (such as through selective absorption), distills, scatters, or reflects anything from a primary or secondary source - D
the point of origin of a ray, beam, or stream of small cross section traveling in a line - E
a natural source in the sky especially at night - F
a tertiary source

.
a primary source

.
an astronomical source

.
a secondary source

.
a radiation source

an entity from which something comes or is acquired

.

12

True or False, There are no Milky Way stars in the highest or lowest latitude constellations.

TRUE
FALSE

13

Complete the text:

Match up the star with the constellation:
Capella - A
Sirius - B
Deneb - C
Anser - D
Altair - E
Vega - F
Vulpecula

.
Canis Major

.
Lyra

.
Cygnus

.
Aquila

Auriga

.

14

The vernal equinox is the point of equal Sun light and

(no Sun visible).

15

Complete the text:

Match up the star pattern with the likely constellation:
Vol.png
- L
Eri.png
- M
Betelgeuse position in Orion.png
- N
UMa.jpg
- O
Dra.png
- P
Cas.png
- Q
Cru.png
- R
Phe.png
- S
Peg.png
- T
Volans

.
Cassiopeia

.
Pegasus

.
Orion

.
Crux

.
Ursa Major

.
Phoenix

.
Draco

.
Eridanus

.

16

True or False, Octans and Ursa Minor are the two polar constellations.

TRUE
FALSE

17

In which of the following constellations does the ecliptic and the Galaxy or the galactic plane occur?

Sagittarius
Ophiuchus
Aries
Ursa Minor
Scorpius or Scorpio
Draco
Taurus

18

In which of the following two constellations does the Large Magellanic Cloud occur?

Serpens Caput and Libra
Dorado and Mensa
Virgo and Hydra
Ursa Minor and Ursa Major
Scorpius and Lupus
Cassiopeia and Andromeda
Antlia and Centaurus

19

Complete the text:

Match up the celestial octant with the constellation:
NQ1 - A
NQ2 - B
NQ3 - C
NQ4 - D
SQ1 - E
SQ2 - F
SQ3 - G
SQ4 - H
Musca

.
Sagitta

.
Lynx

.
Pyxis

.
Piscis Austrinus

.
Corona Borealis

.
Pictor

Taurus

.

20

Which weather phenomena are most likely to interfere with observing stars?

a late-summer rainstorm
a clear sky
an approaching dust storm
below normal temperatures
a typhoon
a snow fall
fog


Hypotheses[edit]

  1. More technical questions regarding astronomical objects between the source and the observer are needed.

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External links[edit]

{{Principles of radiation astronomy}}