SkyServer: Types of Stars

A SkyServer Basic project, intended for middle school and high students. Students look at the spectra of 14 stars and classify them into groups based on common features. They then learn about the OBAFGKM classifcation system that astronomers use, and reclassify the same 14 stars in OBAFGKM categories. Finally, they learn about some stars whose spectra do not fit neatly into the classification scheme, including carbon stars.

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Source http://cas.sdss.org/dr5/en/proj/basic/spectraltypes/
Metadata Access http://dc.g-vo.org/rr/q/pmh/pubreg.xml?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=oai_datacite&identifier=ivo://sdss.jhu/epo/typesofstars
Provenance
Creator Jordan Raddick
Publisher The Sloan Digital Sky Survey
Publication Year 2004
Contact Jordan Raddick <raddick@pha.jhu.edu>
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Discipline Astrophysics And Astronomy