I want to do more then just look.
Quote:I keep coming back to UU Aur. This variable is right in one of my patrol areas for the UK Nova Patrol, and shines a lovely yellow hue, especially when near maximum.
Quote:Although it is not one of the exciting variables my favorite is W Lyr. It goes from a mag of 7.3 to 13 and has a period of around 198 days. This is my first variable that I could pick out and watch consistently. This may sound stupid but watching this star just makes me better - all of the problems of the day just don't matter - the star is there doing it's thing and even though I know bettter I feel like at that time I am the only watching it.
Quote:Quote:I keep coming back to UU Aur. This variable is right in one of my patrol areas for the UK Nova Patrol, and shines a lovely yellow hue, especially when near maximum. I'm somewhat suprised as I would describe UU Aur as a very red variable in my 12x80 binoculars. A beautiful binocular variable.Rich (RLTYS)
Quote:UX Ori, X Leo and Z UMa
Time spent looking at the stars is added to your life
Bashful, Misty, and little Ralphie - my heavenly stars
A-P 105 Traveler ~ TEC 140 D ~ TEC 6 MCT ~ XT10 (Zambuto)
A-P Mach1 GTO ~ Losmandy GM-8 ~ TV Gibraltar
Quote:Thanks! I'll have to break out my Canon and give it a whirl.
I actually swore off imaging because of all the extra gear and work, but I would love to take a few pictures of my favorite doubles, variables, and carbon stars.
Quote:I have to admit my favorite variables are big, freaky, unstable and unpredictable stars...