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Quote:Well for the second year in a row, I'll be searching for Hinds Crimson star!!
Quote:Informative article. A unique (as far as I can find out) deep sky object that is rarely mentioned when discussing Lepus is h 3780, also known as NGC 2017. This is a multiple star system that is easily viewed with smaller backyard telescopes. I can see 5 of the 6 stars with 50X in my 8-in newtonian. This is a charming little system that was originally thought to be a very small open star cluster. It is also easy to find as it lies about 7 arc minutes east of alpha Leporis. Try it, you'll like it!Terry
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Quote:Hello, Steve (the author) talks of a:"very nice greenish glow around the central star", Vic talks of:"thin pink ring around central star"/Viccalls it 'the rasberry'. Both regarding IC418 planetary. I can't wait to get my scope out this weekend for visiting with Lepus. For now please some thoughts on this large difference in 'the color' about IC418 between these two seasoned observers, both with midsized aperture, Steve from I'd guess 'good skies'. thanx, charlie...150mmf/5 SkyWatcher achro, 127mm f/8 apo-triplet, 100x25 Zhumell binocs(now on better fork mount!)
Quote:I've seen IC 418's "raspberry" colored annulus a number of times, but only through large filtered apertures under very good conditions...
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Quote:I have yet to glimpse Hind's star, but I'll keep looking.How does the color compare to Herschel's Garnet Star?
Quote:...According to Brian Skiff at Lowell Observatory, V Hydrae is the reddest star in the sky. If I remember correctly it is the only star with a B-V value of greater than 5.
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