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A SkyServer Example

Here is an example to get you started. The picture below shows the "Rudolph Constellation," near
ra = 219.75, dec = 0.3. You can find this area by opening the Navigation Tool, entering the coordinates, and clicking Get Image. Look for the red star - that's Rudolph's nose!

The Rudolph Constellation

The Rudolph constellation is made up of 6 stars. To learn more about a star, click on it and look at its data in the right-hand frame. The numbers "u, g, r, i, z" are five kinds of magnitudes. What can you learn about these stars from studying SkyServer data?

Does the Rudolph constellation look like a red-nosed reindeer to you? What would you call it?