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#1 jimbo728

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 08:52 PM

Testing C102 tonight in chilly NH. Estimate T Lyrae at 8 mag but even in the 4" the color is deep red. Nice star!

#2 Rich (RLTYS)

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 06:07 AM

A couple of years ago I observed T Lyrae as part of the AL Carbon Star Program. Viewed thru my 10" refl I described T Lyrae as an intense orange/red.

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#3 jimbo728

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 05:13 PM

The first time I saw T Lyrae was in our clubs 12.5 reflector. It was so flat red I was struck by it. Last night was my first look at it in years. Less impressive in the C102 but still beautiful. Its a big red O2 factory!

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 10:25 PM

Two other good carbon stars in Lyra are HK and U. Not as red as T but still worth looking at.

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 01:00 AM

UU Auriga will be high on my list when it hits my observing sweet spot. Lyra is moving to far west from my deck site. I will remember HK and U next time around. Im not very mobile and am only able to observe from my deck.
Seeing T Lyrae again has given birth to an increased interest in carbon stars.
Thanks for the tip! I will look them up in Burnhams while I wait.






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