Class Note for NATS 102 at UA
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Date Created: 02/06/15
Nats 102 Bechtold and Oppenheimer JanFeb 2006 STARRY NIGHT CHEAT SHEET You will nd STARRY NIGHT on WINDOWS computers in the Information Commons at the ILC under the Main Library Click on the Class Software folder and then the Astronomy folder and then on the Starry Night Enthusiast folder Open up Starry Night Enthusiast 5 to start the program This is high quality software that is pretty intuitive This cheatsheet will help you learn some of the common things you will do in the Starry Night Homework assignment Feel free to explore more since there are some really fun things you do Tell us if there are any problems The program should open with your location being Tucson and the time being the current local time You are standing in the middle of a field and it is day or night depending on what time it is Your time location and looking direction are all displayed across the top Everything that you will need is either here or in the menu tabs on the left Remember you can always press the buttons Now and Home to return to the here and now THINGS TO TRY 1 Look Around Hold down the mouse button to move your direction of gaze If it is daytime you will not see any stars except the Sun You can also press the N S E W buttons below the Gaze direction upper right to look in a particular direction and the Z button sends you to the Zenith 2 Change the Time On the upper left you can click to see today s sky at sunrise or sunset try this There is a tab with an arrow to the right of the time with other options like moon rise moonset and moon transit you can explore Just right of the time is the Time Flow Rate Click the tab to accelerate time and press the play button below if need be 3000x works really well This is really cool at night and you can see the movement of the night sky You can click on any portion of the time to change it by using the arrow keys You can see the sky at any time between 4713 BC and 9999 AD and the planetary positions should still be accurate You can always return to the present by pressing the now button under the time 3 Mouse over objects Make sure it is night Putting the mouse on an object will tell you what it is along with its celestial coordinates and distance Try this 4 Find objects Click the Find tab on the left edge at the top CntlF also works You can either click on one of the planets or type in the planet name and search for it Try this for Venus and Mars You will be centered on the object now You can accelerate time and follow the planet If you want you can travel to the planet too and move around it This is very cool Press Home to return to Tucson To close the menujust click on the Find tab again Play with options Click the Options tab below the Find tab There are many things you can turn on and off by clicking the check mark box Go down to Stars and click on the word stars for star options See if you can turn on and off star names Also you can try changing the number of stars you see Under Constellations check Boundaries and Illustrations to identify constellations Change Location Press ctrlL to bring up the Location menu You can nd a location anywhere on earth by name map or coordinates Use the map option to go somewhere in the south hemisphere and click Set Location You will now travel to the position
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