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Calculate the photons you expect to recieve per Angstrom at the focus of a Cassegrain telescope of aperture 30cm for a star of V magnitude 9.0, observed at a zenith distance of 60 degrees. Assume extinction coefficient of 0.15 magnitudes per airmass, reflectivity at each surface = 90%, wavelength = 5500 Angstrom.

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