Astro trivia quiz for October

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Greetings again excellent TSSers, another trivia quiz for you. Here’s the link:
https://forms.gle/Gi7JK11HUrZkA4Hy8

For the short answer questions, spelling does not matter. Misspelled answers will have scores adjusted.

Remember:
1. No online research allowed, your own pure brain only.
2. On multiple choice questions, feel free to guess. You may get lucky!
3. If you have a comment about a question, please do NOT give away the correct answer!
4. Please do not repeat the quiz, at least not until after I announce the Champ sometime next week.

Enjoy!
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OK, 17/20, better than usual, missed the one that I guessed at, initial guess was right but, of course, changed it!! Might have a bone to pick with this question because at least one was twice.

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17/20 also.
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16/20. I guessed on three, one I got right, missed the other 2 questions.
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10/20. Disappointing. Oh well.
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11/20. About my norm. Obviously I don’t know much about my hobby, but I am sure having lots of fun!
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Just did the quiz at work. Guessed a few. submitted my answers and the company firewall snagged it!

I'll try again when I get home.

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12/20 - way better than I usually do. I don't know if it's my best, but it is my best in recent memory.
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Once again, I did much better than random chance. Oh yeah!
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A poor 8/20! Can't believe I got the galaxy constellation one wrong! And it seems I have had the tide one wrong for many years!

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Hi Raymond,
Great quiz. I also got 17/20 like Steve. I only missed the far side of the Moon Q. The others were all in my wheelhouse for once. This is my best score of any of these but I forgot to enter my name. So Raymond, the nameless 17/20 is me.

Joe
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