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. The horizon system is a particularly useful system for describing where you can find celestial objects in the sky. The position of the celestial object can be described in terms of a combination of two angles. One angle is measured along the horizon eastward from the north point, and the other angle is meas- ured upward from the point on the horizon below the object. See illustration on page 6. Based upon the above information complete parts a -j of this question. a. For an observer looking along his horizon what compass direction is 270 away from the north point? b. For an observer looking along his hori- zon toward the east point, how many degrees are between the east point and north point? c. For an observer looking along his hori- zon what compass direction is 225 away from the north point? 8

d. What is the maximum angular amount an observer can look above the horizon? e. If a celestial object is up from the ob- servers horizon, how many degrees above the horizon is the object? f. If a celestial object is 30 above the hori- zon, give its position as a fraction above the horizon. g. If a star is seen at the east point of the observers horizon, what angular amount above the horizon is the object? h. If the moon is 2/3 above the south point on the horizon, give its position in angular amounts angle above horizon angle along horizon i. If a planet is 10° above the horizon and 135 from the north point, give its posi- tion in terms of a fraction above the horizon and compass direction along the horizon fraction above horizon compass direction along horizon J. The diagram below shows the location of a star in an observers sky. Determine the angle and fraction above the horizon and the angle and compass direction along the horizon angle above horizorn fraction above horizon angle along horizon compass direction along horizon-

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