We will discuss the components of a full lab report and look at how all the labs

We will discuss the components of a full lab report and look at how all the labs so far work together.
Example of some of the data:
Distance to Moon
Teide (Angle A) 89.12484 deg
Learmonth (Angle B) 89.12438 deg
Angle C 1.75078 deg
Total baseline 11747 km
Distance to Moon 384400.8 km
Size of Moon
X1 Y1 X2 Y2 pixels
76 405 710 405 634
Telescope arcsecs / pixel 2.94 1863.96 arcsecs for Moon
0.517767 degrees for Moon
Moon Radius 1736.875 km
Moon Diameter 3473.751 km
Analysis Questions to answer:
When using parallax, is it better to get a long baseline? Why?
How might we get long baselines for use in Astronomy?
How accurate was the measurement of the AU using the Venus transit?
Discuss how the following measurements were made:
Distance to Moon
Size of Moon
Size of Sun
Distance to Jupiter
Size of Jupiter
Is there a way to confirm the size of the Sun? How? (hint: you have the data you need from the Venus transit)
Why did we subtract 1 AU from the distance to Jupiter? (hint: that distance is to the Sun. Where did we take the picture?)
Although you did not obtain this data, discuss potential sources of error and how they would affect results.
Conclusion Questions to answer:
Describe how all these labs interrelate.
How accurate (% error) were the following: (hint, you may want to look these up and have the values and % error in your data)
Distance to Moon
Size of Moon
Size of Sun
Distance to Jupiter
Size of Jupiter
Why do you think this happened (good values)?
Describe how we would measure the size of Neptune if we know it has an orbital period of 165 years? Could we measure it with the telescope used for the Moon? for Jupiter? Why? (hint, look up the angular diameter of Neptune)
Betelgeuse is 550 LY away. Why can we measure its diameter? (hint: it has an angle on the sky of 0.055 arcsecs)
What did you learn with this set of labs?

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