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 Post subject: Re: BEGINNERS' STARGAZING QUIZ (QM)
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OWN :thumbs_up: :hmz: At my age, i am willing to learn anything and i do a lot of "Up-grading" of the old brain to do it......Thanks to you all!! :clap: :clap:

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8) 8) :thumbs_up: A pleasure, Philip. :popcorn:

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Okay, let's ask another few questions ...

Firstly, which two planets are currently easy to see after sunset?

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:clap: OWN, thank you for asking questions to help us learn more about things we (I) never thought of. :)

Venus and Saturn. Venus beams in the west at dusk, and sets roughly one and one-half hours after sunset in early September and two hours after the sun in late September (at mid-northern latitudes). Saturn shines in the southwest sky at nightfall and stays out about three hours after sunset in early September and about one and one-half hours after the sun by the month’s end.

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You're absolutely welcome, Philip. :hands:

Venus and Saturn it is. Venus particularly is burning brightly at present as the "evening star", and I see her every evening on my way to work. :dance:

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:hmz: Next one OWN. :)

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Next Q for our budding astronomers ...

How many stars (more or less) can a person with good vision see with the naked eye if she or he
(i) is in a large city;
(ii) is in the country away from all forms of pollution on a moonless night;
(iii) is on top of a high mountain?

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Care to take a guess on each of them, Philip :thumbs_up: ... and anyone else there in the universe? :twisted:

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Tried to count last night but gave up at over 100.....!

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Tried to count last night but gave up at over 100.....!


:) EJ, ditto. :thumbs_up:

OWN :|
1. +- 250
2. +- 3500 - 4000
3. +- 6000 Depends on how many other mountains on the horizon?

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Tried to count last night but gave up at over 100.....!


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Philip1 wrote:
OWN :|
1. +- 250
2. +- 3500 - 4000
3. +- 6000 Depends on how many other mountains on the horizon?

:?


Thanks for the guess, Philip. Anyone else want to place their bid?

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I would go with:

1) Probably in the region of 150
2 & 3) probably around 2000 to 2400

I don't know if there would be that much difference being on a high mountain as compared to the country. The max would be around 2400/2500 just based on the potential stars in the sky and what we can see. I would assume some variaton between northern and southern hemisphere as well.

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Come on other quizzers out there; just because you think you know very little about stars, I assure you know far more about heavenly bodies (you may dwell on the pun if you choose :twisted: ) than you imagine. So, don't google - give me a guess of how many stars you think you see if you stare up at the heavens in the city and again on a cloudless, clear night in the country. Take a guess - it is fascinating how the human brain deduces things. :hmz:

Waiting for some more to throw in their penny's worth ...

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