January 2023 Astro trivia quiz

TSS Quizzes, just for fun. Come and test your astronomy knowledge.
Post Reply
User avatar
OzEclipse Australia
Milky Way Ambassador
Articles: 2
Offline
Posts: 1684
Joined: Sat May 11, 2019 8:11 am
3
Location: Young, NSW, Australia, 34S, 148E
Status:
Offline

TSS Awards Badges

TSS Photo of the Day

January 2023 Astro trivia quiz

#1

Post by OzEclipse »


Hi everybody,

Happy New Year :occasion-balloons:
:occasion-partyblower:
With the planets having put on such a fine show recently, this new years quiz has a bit of a planetary theme.

https://tinyurl.com/2ya93437

Still looking for someone to take on the quizmaster duties from March - July.
BABOafrica is very busy at work and I won't be able to cover during these months.

Enjoy

Joe Cali
Image
Amateur astronomer since 1978...................Web site : http://joe-cali.com/
Scopes: ATM 18" Dob, Vixen VC200L, ATM 6"f7, Saxon ED80, WO M70 ED, Orion 102 Maksutov, ST80.
Mounts: Takahashi EM-200, iOptron iEQ45, Push dobsonian with Nexus DSC, three homemade EQ's.
Eyepieces: TV Naglers 31, 17, 12, 7; Denkmeier D21 & D14; Pentax XW10, XW5, Unitron 40mm Kellner, Meade Or 25,12
Cameras : Pentax K1, K5, K01, K10D / VIDEO CAMS : TacosBD, Lihmsec.
Cam/guider/controllers: Lacerta MGEN 3, SW Synguider, Simulation Curriculum SkyFi 3+Sky safari
User avatar
helicon United States of America
Co-Administrator
Articles: 437
Offline
Posts: 10565
Joined: Mon May 06, 2019 1:35 pm
3
Location: Washington
Status:
Offline

TSS Awards Badges

Re: January 2023 Astro trivia quiz

#2

Post by helicon »


OzEclipse wrote: Fri Jan 06, 2023 11:57 pm Hi everybody,

Happy New Year :occasion-balloons:
:occasion-partyblower:
With the planets having put on such a fine show recently, this new years quiz has a bit of a planetary theme.

https://tinyurl.com/2ya93437

Still looking for someone to take on the quizmaster duties from March - July.
BABOafrica is very busy at work and I won't be able to cover during these months.

Enjoy

Joe Cali
Thanks Joe. Looking forward to the quiz!
-Michael
Dobsonian: 10" Zhumell f/4.9
Refractors: ES AR152 f/6.5 Achromat on Twilight II, Celestron 102mm XLT f/9.8, KOWA 90mm spotting scope
Grab-n-go: AWB 5.1" Onesky Newtonian
Binoculars: Oberwerk 25x100, Celestron SkyMaster 15x70, Bushnell 10x50
Eyepieces: Explore Scientific line, GSO Superview, 9mm Plossl, Edmund 28mm RKE, Celestron 25mm Plossl
Camera: ZWO ASI 120
Naked Eye: Two Eyeballs
Latitude: 48.7229° N
User avatar
helicon United States of America
Co-Administrator
Articles: 437
Offline
Posts: 10565
Joined: Mon May 06, 2019 1:35 pm
3
Location: Washington
Status:
Offline

TSS Awards Badges

Re: January 2023 Astro trivia quiz

#3

Post by helicon »


11/20 for me. Better luck next time!
-Michael
Dobsonian: 10" Zhumell f/4.9
Refractors: ES AR152 f/6.5 Achromat on Twilight II, Celestron 102mm XLT f/9.8, KOWA 90mm spotting scope
Grab-n-go: AWB 5.1" Onesky Newtonian
Binoculars: Oberwerk 25x100, Celestron SkyMaster 15x70, Bushnell 10x50
Eyepieces: Explore Scientific line, GSO Superview, 9mm Plossl, Edmund 28mm RKE, Celestron 25mm Plossl
Camera: ZWO ASI 120
Naked Eye: Two Eyeballs
Latitude: 48.7229° N
User avatar
Gfamily
Jupiter Ambassador
Articles: 0
Offline
Posts: 266
Joined: Sat May 11, 2019 12:47 pm
3
Location: North Cheshire, UK
Status:
Offline

Re: January 2023 Astro trivia quiz

#4

Post by Gfamily »


A fair 14. Thanks for setting it, and all the best for 2023 .
LS8 Meade SCT, SW 127 Mak, 72mm Lightwave Refractor
Star Adventurer
AZ Gti mount
www.midcheshireastro.co.uk for astro company
User avatar
Piet Le Roux South Africa
Jupiter Ambassador
Articles: 0
Offline
Posts: 276
Joined: Mon May 13, 2019 6:33 pm
3
Location: Bloemfontein, South Africa
Status:
Offline

TSS Photo of the Day

Re: January 2023 Astro trivia quiz

#5

Post by Piet Le Roux »


18/20 thanks Joe
Main Equipment : Tele Vue 27mm Panoptic, 7&13mm Nagler, Big Barlow : 8" Meade LX90ACF with Meade 2.0" Enhanced Diagonal : Camera Fuji XT100
User avatar
messier 111 Canada
Universal Ambassador
Articles: 0
Offline
Posts: 5787
Joined: Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:49 am
2
Location: canada
Status:
Offline

TSS Awards Badges

Re: January 2023 Astro trivia quiz

#6

Post by messier 111 »


I got 20, but I took two chances.
I LOVE REFRACTORS , :observer:

REFRACTOR , TELE VUE 85MM , more to come .

EYEPIECES, Delos , Delite and 26mm Nagler t5 .

FILTER , Nebustar 2 tele vue .

Mounts , berno mack 4 telepod , cg-4 .



“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

Jean-Yves :flags-canada:
User avatar
sdbodin United States of America
Orion Spur Ambassador
Articles: 0
Offline
Posts: 962
Joined: Sat May 11, 2019 11:00 pm
3
Location: Mattawa, WA, USA
Status:
Offline

TSS Awards Badges

TSS Photo of the Day

Re: January 2023 Astro trivia quiz

#7

Post by sdbodin »


OK, 18/20 this time , a couple guesses came thru. But, bone picking, the one I missed was a bit of a 'trick' question for the obvious optical double star located therein. Actually, now that I think back, there were a couple others that could be considered 'trick' questions. But that is the fun of it, trying to out-guess the professor!

Steve
Scopes; Meade 16 LX200, AT80LE, plus bunch just sitting around gathering dust
Cameras; Atik 460ex mono, Zwo ASI1600MC-cool, QHY5L-II color and mono
User avatar
pixelsaurus New Zealand
Moon Ambassador
Articles: 0
Offline
Posts: 74
Joined: Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:27 pm
1
Location: New Zealand
Status:
Offline

Re: January 2023 Astro trivia quiz

#8

Post by pixelsaurus »


15/20. I must be getting smarter.
Mike

Rokinon 135mm f/2 lens, Tamron 90mm f/2.5 SP lens
300mm f/5 Newtonian dobby, NcStar 20x70 binoculars
iOptron CEM26 Goto EQ Mount, iOptron SkyGuider Pro
iOptron miniGuidescope + QHY5P Guide camera
Pentax K500, Pentax K70, QHY183C
NexStar Evolution 8 HD Telescope with StarSense, Wedge for NexStar Evolution and SE 6/8
Umbrella, gumboots.
User avatar
Thefatkitty Canada
Co-Administrator
Articles: 0
Offline
Posts: 3309
Joined: Sat May 11, 2019 4:20 pm
3
Location: Ontario, Canada
Status:
Offline

TSS Awards Badges

TSS Photo of the Day

Re: January 2023 Astro trivia quiz

#9

Post by Thefatkitty »


15/20 as well, fun quiz Joe, thanks!
Mark
"The Hankmeister" Celestron 8SE, William Optics Zenithstar 61mm
C80-HD, orange tube Vixen made C80 with diagonal and 2X barlow, CG4 mount
Towa Glass: 60mm 1961 Tasco 12TE , 'Towatron' 60mm f/6, Jason 80mm f/15,
Tasco 3T and Towa 3" and 4.5" reflectors. ES & Ioptron diagonals, Fujiyama KK orthos, ES 68°'s.
Canon EOS 550D, Baader OD 5.0 & 3.8 Solar film, Solar Continuum filter and Solar Cycle 25 :icon-cool:

TheFatKitty.com2127NCC-1701.Ca
User avatar
JayTee United States of America
Co-Administrator
Articles: 2
Offline
Posts: 4714
Joined: Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:23 am
3
Location: Hayden, ID
Status:
Offline

TSS Awards Badges

TSS Photo of the Day

Re: January 2023 Astro trivia quiz

#10

Post by JayTee »


I take issue with question #4

18/20
JT -- Proprietor - Rimrock Observatory
∞ Primary Scopes: #1: Celestron CPC1100 #2: 8" f/7.5 Dob #3: CR150HD f/8 6" frac
∞ AP Scopes: #1: TPO 6" f/9 RC #2: ES 80mm f/6 APO
∞ G&G Scopes: #1: Meade 102mm f/7.8 #2: Bresser 102mm f/4.5
∞ Guide Scopes: 70 & 80mm fracs -- The El Cheapo Bros.
∞ Mounts: iOptron CEM70AG, SW EQ6, Celestron AVX, SLT & GT (Alt-Az), Meade DS2000
∞ Cameras:ZWO ASI294MC Pro & 120MC, Canon T3i, Orion SSAG, WYZE Cam3
∞ Binos: 10X50,11X70,15X70, 25X100
∞ EPs: ES 2": 21mm 100° & 30mm 82° Pentax XW: 7, 10, 14, & 20mm 70° XCel LX: 25mm 60°
Image
I never met a scope I didn't want to keep. "My God, it's full of stars." Searching the skies since 1966!
User avatar
SkyHiker United States of America
Milky Way Ambassador
Articles: 0
Offline
Posts: 1816
Joined: Sat May 11, 2019 8:40 pm
3
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Status:
Offline

TSS Photo of the Day

Re: January 2023 Astro trivia quiz

#11

Post by SkyHiker »


11/20, my best so far. One question was unclear, namely the "object pictured above" you are referring to - the picture contains many objects! Since it was in the Southern hemisphere I would not have known the answer anyway. Another one I missed because I was counting a double star as 2 otherwise I would have got it right. Thanks for the quiz, it was fun.
... Henk. :D Telescopes: GSO 12" Astrograph, "Comet Hunter" MN152, ES ED127CF, ES ED80, WO Redcat51, Z12, AT6RC, Celestron Skymaster 20x80, Mounts and tripod: Losmandy G11S with OnStep, AVX, Tiltall, Cameras: ASI2600MC, ASI2600MM, ASI120 mini, Fuji X-a1, Canon XSi, T6, ELPH 100HS, DIY: OnStep controller, Barndoor trackers for 10" Dob and camera, Afocal adapter, Foldable Dob base, Az/Alt Dob setting circles, Accessories: ZWO 36 mm filter wheel, TV Paracorr 2, Baader MPCC Mk III, ES FF, SSAG, QHY OAG-M, EAF electronic focuser, Plossls, Barlows, Telrad, Laser collimators (Seben LK1, Z12, Howie Glatter), Cheshire, 2 Orion RACIs 8x50, Software: KStars-Ekos, DSS, PHD2, Nebulosity, Photo Gallery, Gimp, CHDK, Computers:Pi4b, 2x Pi2b all running Astroberry, Toshiba Satellite 17"
User avatar
OzEclipse Australia
Milky Way Ambassador
Articles: 2
Offline
Posts: 1684
Joined: Sat May 11, 2019 8:11 am
3
Location: Young, NSW, Australia, 34S, 148E
Status:
Offline

TSS Awards Badges

TSS Photo of the Day

Re: January 2023 Astro trivia quiz

#12

Post by OzEclipse »


SkyHiker wrote: Mon Jan 16, 2023 4:04 am 11/20, my best so far. One question was unclear, namely the "object pictured above" you are referring to - the picture contains many objects! Since it was in the Southern hemisphere I would not have known the answer anyway. Another one I missed because I was counting a double star as 2 otherwise I would have got it right. Thanks for the quiz, it was fun.
Henk,
Sorry, both questions referred to the same objects but your point is taken, that question could have been more clearly expressed.

In my defence, it made perfect sense to me. :lol:

Joe
Image
Amateur astronomer since 1978...................Web site : http://joe-cali.com/
Scopes: ATM 18" Dob, Vixen VC200L, ATM 6"f7, Saxon ED80, WO M70 ED, Orion 102 Maksutov, ST80.
Mounts: Takahashi EM-200, iOptron iEQ45, Push dobsonian with Nexus DSC, three homemade EQ's.
Eyepieces: TV Naglers 31, 17, 12, 7; Denkmeier D21 & D14; Pentax XW10, XW5, Unitron 40mm Kellner, Meade Or 25,12
Cameras : Pentax K1, K5, K01, K10D / VIDEO CAMS : TacosBD, Lihmsec.
Cam/guider/controllers: Lacerta MGEN 3, SW Synguider, Simulation Curriculum SkyFi 3+Sky safari
User avatar
OzEclipse Australia
Milky Way Ambassador
Articles: 2
Offline
Posts: 1684
Joined: Sat May 11, 2019 8:11 am
3
Location: Young, NSW, Australia, 34S, 148E
Status:
Offline

TSS Awards Badges

TSS Photo of the Day

Re: January 2023 Astro trivia quiz

#13

Post by OzEclipse »


JayTee wrote: Mon Jan 16, 2023 2:21 am I take issue with question #4

18/20
JayTee
Ok so not being able to see it, I relied upon references. Maybe I blew this one.
Between you & Henk, I'll have to refrain from asking questions about either the northern or southern hemispheres.
I guarantee you'll find no faults with the quizzes from March to June. :icon-smile:

Joe
Image
Amateur astronomer since 1978...................Web site : http://joe-cali.com/
Scopes: ATM 18" Dob, Vixen VC200L, ATM 6"f7, Saxon ED80, WO M70 ED, Orion 102 Maksutov, ST80.
Mounts: Takahashi EM-200, iOptron iEQ45, Push dobsonian with Nexus DSC, three homemade EQ's.
Eyepieces: TV Naglers 31, 17, 12, 7; Denkmeier D21 & D14; Pentax XW10, XW5, Unitron 40mm Kellner, Meade Or 25,12
Cameras : Pentax K1, K5, K01, K10D / VIDEO CAMS : TacosBD, Lihmsec.
Cam/guider/controllers: Lacerta MGEN 3, SW Synguider, Simulation Curriculum SkyFi 3+Sky safari
User avatar
SkyHiker United States of America
Milky Way Ambassador
Articles: 0
Offline
Posts: 1816
Joined: Sat May 11, 2019 8:40 pm
3
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Status:
Offline

TSS Photo of the Day

Re: January 2023 Astro trivia quiz

#14

Post by SkyHiker »


OzEclipse wrote: Mon Jan 16, 2023 8:38 am
SkyHiker wrote: Mon Jan 16, 2023 4:04 am 11/20, my best so far. One question was unclear, namely the "object pictured above" you are referring to - the picture contains many objects! Since it was in the Southern hemisphere I would not have known the answer anyway. Another one I missed because I was counting a double star as 2 otherwise I would have got it right. Thanks for the quiz, it was fun.
Henk,
Sorry, both questions referred to the same objects but your point is taken, that question could have been more clearly expressed.
If you would have written "the objects" instead of "the object" then it would have been clear to me.

I see that Steve was also guessing if he should count the double star as 2 or 1. He probably guessed 1, I didn't.

It doesn't matter, a little controversy is good for the soul!
... Henk. :D Telescopes: GSO 12" Astrograph, "Comet Hunter" MN152, ES ED127CF, ES ED80, WO Redcat51, Z12, AT6RC, Celestron Skymaster 20x80, Mounts and tripod: Losmandy G11S with OnStep, AVX, Tiltall, Cameras: ASI2600MC, ASI2600MM, ASI120 mini, Fuji X-a1, Canon XSi, T6, ELPH 100HS, DIY: OnStep controller, Barndoor trackers for 10" Dob and camera, Afocal adapter, Foldable Dob base, Az/Alt Dob setting circles, Accessories: ZWO 36 mm filter wheel, TV Paracorr 2, Baader MPCC Mk III, ES FF, SSAG, QHY OAG-M, EAF electronic focuser, Plossls, Barlows, Telrad, Laser collimators (Seben LK1, Z12, Howie Glatter), Cheshire, 2 Orion RACIs 8x50, Software: KStars-Ekos, DSS, PHD2, Nebulosity, Photo Gallery, Gimp, CHDK, Computers:Pi4b, 2x Pi2b all running Astroberry, Toshiba Satellite 17"
User avatar
bobharmony
Milky Way Ambassador
Articles: 0
Offline
Posts: 1931
Joined: Sun May 12, 2019 1:11 pm
3
Location: Connecticut, US
Status:
Offline

TSS Photo of the Day

Re: January 2023 Astro trivia quiz

#15

Post by bobharmony »


13/20 here. Another so-so result for me!

Bob
Hardware: Celestron C6-N w/ Advanced GTmount, Baader MK iii CC, Orion ST-80, Canon 60D (unmodded), Nikon D5300 (modded), Orion SSAG
Software: BYE, APT, PHD2, DSS, PhotoShop CC 2020, StarTools, Cartes du Ciel, AstroTortilla

Image
Post Reply

Create an account or sign in to join the discussion

You need to be a member in order to post a reply

Create an account

Not a member? register to join our community
Members can start their own topics & subscribe to topics
It’s free and only takes a minute

Register

Sign in

Return to “TSS Quizzes”