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Other

Description:

The purpose of this SDSS project is to introduce students to the color classification system and its importance to astronomy. A complete review is done on the magnitude scale and how it leads to colors. Then a link is made between the light recieved by telescopes and the temperature of the source. Finally, color-color diagrams are introduced as a tool to verify if a star is a perfect thermal source, since radiation curves can be deceiving.

Subjects:

  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9

Keywords:

NSDL,color,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Space Science,Magnitude System,color-color diagram,Fundamentals,Physics,stars,sdss,Informal Education,Higher Education,Optics,Astronomy,Color,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20070402190602224T,Engineering,High School,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Education,Technology

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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