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LOCATING THE NORTH STAR
to locate the North Star in the night sky, first
Make a scale
copy (or xerox copy) of your sky maps so that
On a clear
night, locate the Big Dipper and connect an
Even though Big Dipper changes its position during the night and during the year, the two end stars always point to the North Star. Smog conditions may, however, sometimes prevent the North Star from being seen.
North Star used for navigation in the northern
a 5-foot stick with an eye screw in one end in a
By sighting through the eye screw at regular time intervals, you can see if there is any shift in the position of the North Star. Be sure to mark the place you were standing when viewing the North Star through your eye screw. You will have to move around your pole (I think???) in order to follow the Star.
You can use that method to sight other stars, as well.
to hinge two rulers together end to end at a 90
the altitude of the North Star where you live,
of degrees or altitude of the North Star can be
In the alternative,
you can probably buy an instrument for
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