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In this lab, the students use a 10 inch relector telescope and a 9.5 inch refractor telescope to observe:

  • M81 (galaxy)
  • M82 (galaxy)
  • M37 (star cluster)
  • Orion Nebula (HII region)

For each object observed, the students are required to fill out an observing log sheet, make a sketch of the object, and write a brief description.

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Introductory

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Number of set-ups available: N/A

Per lab station:

10 inch reflector telescope (small building near Shattuck)
9.5 inch refractor telescope (in Shattuck Observatory)

Student Supplied Equipment:

pencil
small flashlight

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