Binocular Universe: The Night of the Dolphin
Posted 31 August 2013 - 08:17 AM
By Phil Harrington
Posted 01 September 2013 - 02:06 PM
Posted 01 September 2013 - 05:01 PM
I will try to include a few more in the coming months.
Posted 02 September 2013 - 03:36 AM
BTW I couldn't get the link to the AAVSO's real time light curve to actually show a light curve... Clicking on 'plot another light curve' does work fine when I remember to refresh the date. Wonder if it's got something to do with my settings?
Here's an AAVSO link that does work for me: Nova Del 2013.
Posted 02 September 2013 - 05:37 AM
Thanks for that!
Posted 02 September 2013 - 04:24 PM
Edit: went back at midnight to a sky that had improved by a few tenths, with Delphinus now high in the South. I could now confirm a sustained nebulous aspect to the left component of that 2' double star I had seen. The previously mentioned hazy patch 1° NE of that location had resolved into a sprinkling of a few mag 9.5-10 stars.
Tried gamma Del too but at 9.1" separation according to WDS, not surprisingly all I could manage at 15x was to see it elongated.
Hrr 9, I think I'll need a better sky to appreciate it...
I like that the article identified that double star, S 752, I've seen so often over the past week near the nova. This has to be one of the most viewed double stars in the sky at the moment, I think.
Posted 03 September 2013 - 05:16 AM
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