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Sent: Monday, September 10, 2012 7:17 AM
Subject: [spectro-l] ProAm campaign in 2013 - 2nd announcement - IAC80
Dear spectroscopy afficionados!
I am pleased to inform you that Tony Moffat (UniversitÃ© de MontrÃ©al) and me
have been successful with a proposal for four months (!) at Teide IAC80
telescope for an investigation of the Wolf-Rayet stars WR 134, WR 135 and WR
137 (see http://www.stsci.de/wr134/index.htm for details) in the Cygnus
constellation. These observations are connected to a number of professional
and amateur observations worldwide. We are now looking for volunteers to go
to this world class astronomy site for two weeks, at least. At
www.stsci.de/wr134/pdf/2nd_announcement.pdf you will find our announcement
for observations on Tenerife including some first information about our
campaign and the request for interested Teide observers. We will perform
consecutive first-class Echelle measurements for high-quality research.
I want to take the opportunity to remind you in our 1st announcement at
www.stsci.de/wr134/pdf/1st_announcement.pdf. It contains a request for
observers from their backyard observatories anywhere in the world. If you
can fulfill our technical needs in spectral resolution, S/N and exposure
time donâ€™t hesitate to join us.
I consider this as an excellent opportunity for amateurs to do real science
together with professionals either at a modern astronomical observatory or
from the backyard. And as for our WR 140 campaign at the Mons telescope on
Tenerife in 2008/09 it is again a wonderful chance to bind the international
spectroscopic amateur community together, support newbies and youngsters and
bring the profound amateur knowledge to professionalâ€™s attention.
Part of the ongoing discussions will take place in the ProAm ConVento Group
forum of the German VdS spectroscopy section (see
http://spektroskopie...wforum.php?f=32, registration is
necessary). This forum is directly linked to a respective mailing list.
Campaign language is English. Ask, if you need help and join us.