Bob Moler's Articles

Over the years I've written many articles about astronomy. Most were published in Stellar Sentinel the newsletter of the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society I've also included a letter to the editor, which was never published.


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Answers to quiz in "Skies of Spring"

  1. There are 2 lions: Leo and Leo Minor.

  2. There are 3 cats of all kinds: Leo, Leo Minor, and Lynx.

  3. There are 5 constellations representing at least 6 members of the dog family: Orion's hunting dogs Canis Major and Canis Minor; Boote's hunting dogs Canes Venitici; Lupus the wolf, and Vulpecula the fox.

  4. There are at least 5. Deneb means tail: Deneb (Alpha Cygni), Tail of the hen; Denebola (Beta Leonis), Tail of the lion; Dhanab al Dulfim (Epsilon Delphini), Tail of the Dolphin; Deneb Algedi (Delta Capricorni), Tail of the goat; and Deneb Kaitos (beta Ceti), Tail of the whale.

  5. First magnitude stars that can be occulted by the moon are 3: Aldebaran, Regulus and Spica.

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