2000 : Meade 9.5mm Series 3000 Plossl Eyepiece This
contest is CLOSED
this for a great prize?! In our February-March 2000 contest
we gave away a brand new Meade 9.5mm Plossl eyepiece for 1.25"
eyepiece adaptors which was graciously donated by Oceanside
Photo and Telescope. If
you're curious about the magnification this eyepiece would
provide take your telescope's focal length and use this handy
Which of the following is NOT a "Galilean satellite"?
Saturn has a complex system of rings that orbit the planet.
In this system of rings there are spaces between the rings creating
visible "divisions" that separate one set of rings
from another. Which of these names is the name for one of those
A light-year is:
#1: Titan - The Galilean satellites are those
moons that were discovered orbiting Jupiter by Galileo
in 1610. They are Europa, Ganymede, Io and Callisto. Titan
is the largest moon of the planet Saturn.
courtesy of SEDS
#2: Cassini - There
are several divisions or gaps in the ring system of the
planet Saturn. The gap between the prominent A and B rings
is called the "Cassini Division" after Giovanni
Domenico Cassini (1625-1712) who discovered it and four
other Saturnian moons in his studies of this ringed planet.
courtesy of SEDS
#3: How far light travels in a year - A "light-year"
is the distance that a photon of light travels in a year
through empty space and is one of the common distance
measurements used in astronomy. Example: The Keyhole Nebula,
seen to the left, is about 8000 light-years from us. One
light year is approximately equal to 5.9 trillion miles.
courtesy of HST/STSCI
winner: Mike W. of Middletown, Ohio
runner-ups: Claude L. & Steve H.
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