How well do you know your Winter Sky? DanSmitsSalon does!

Winter Constellations Trivia Quiz

  1. This constellation contains the first eclipsing variable discovered (Algol) It is also the radiant for one of the best meteor showers, this one from Comet Swift-Tuttle, peaks August 11-12.

  2. This constellation contains an Open Cluster (OC) whose Japanese name is Subaru It’s also the site of the 1054 Supernova that created the Crab Nebula, M 1.

  3. This constellation contains the Trapezium, the Horsehead Nebula, and Betelgeuse.

  4. This constellation includes M52, a rich OC. The constellation is shaped like a big W.

  5. William Herschel discovered Uranus in this constellation in 1781. Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto in this constellation.

  6. This constellation includes the brightest star in the night sky.

  7. This constellation of the zodiac has no star brighter than 4th magnitude.  It includes M 44, the Beehive Cluster.

  8. This runs thru Cassiopeia, Perseus, Auriga, Gemini and Canis Major. It was not resolved into separate stars until Galileo’ telescope.

  9. This constellation was named by John Hevelius around 1690   It contains NGC 2419, a Globular Cluster that is more distant than the Large Magellanic Cloud.

  10. This constellation was dreamed up in 1624 as a giraffe. It’s between Ursa Major and Cassiopeia.

Answers

  1. Perseus
  2. Taurus
  3. Orion
  4. Cassiopeia
  5. Gemini
  6. Canis Major
  7. Cancer
  8. Milky Way
  9. Lynx
  10. Camelopardalis

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Scoreboard for January 8, 2018
Player
First Correct Answers
DanSmitSalon
2
BenSpiers
1
mystrology
1
Broadway Eric
1
Kpc87
1
Troll_be_or_not
1
wussiswuss
1

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