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Binocular Universe: Let's Play Hydra and Seek
      #5766269 - 03/30/13 07:57 AM

Binocular Universe: Let's Play Hydra and Seek

By Phil Harrington


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Re: Binocular Universe: Let's Play Hydra and Seek new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #5767713 - 03/30/13 10:00 PM

Binocular observers may also want to take note of an engaging group of stars one degree north and NNW of Nu Hydrae. To me, this charming asterism always put me in mind of a lily plant with Nu as the flower. Appropriate for this spring, but not yet SPRING! time of year. Particularly, this year in the northeast USA.

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Re: Binocular Universe: Let's Play Hydra and Seek new [Re: VanJan]
      #5773072 - 04/02/13 02:30 PM

Ohhhhh, Phil!!

"Play Hydra and Seek...."

You really DO need some Spring or Summer, don't you?!

But it was still a great column, as usual!

Mike Lynch
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Re: Binocular Universe: Let's Play Hydra and Seek new [Re: Mike Lynch]
      #5777636 - 04/04/13 12:55 PM

Phil, I really enjoyed your article on Hydra. I spent a couple of relaxing evenings in my yard observing the various objects with my 8x56 Oberwerk binos.

Alpha Hydrae was almost too easy for me to find. It's bright yellow/orange color is beautiful. 27 Hydrae was sort of a challenge, not because I couldn't find it, but because it is so wide I wasn't sure I was observing the double. I saw the primary as slightly yellow, but the secondary appeared a dim blue to me. I also found U Hydrae pretty easily. It's intense orange/red color was mesmerizing.

Because of the very heavy light pollution where I live I could only faintly see the Ghost of Jupiter with averted vision, and found it only because I have already observed it. Even though it was faint I could see the distinct teal color.

I couldn't see V Hydrae or NGC 3115 because of the light pollution.

As always, it was an excellent article.

Thanks,
Ed D

ADDED: Had outstanding conditions last night and found V Hydrae. Although it is near its peak the heavy light pollution makes V Hydrae almost impossible to find and observe from my back yard.

Edited by Ed D (04/07/13 08:18 AM)


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Re: Binocular Universe: Let's Play Hydra and Seek new [Re: Ed D]
      #5779082 - 04/05/13 08:02 AM

Thank you Phil for your new article.

Last month I had opportunity to enjoy a variable star V Hydrae in binoculars. It was a wonderful sight - V Hya has a deep red color, and now is quite bright in both 12x50 and 16x80.

http://www.astronoce.pl/UserFiles/Image/OBSERWACJE_U/Zatom_marzec_2013/V_Hya_...

http://www.astronoce.pl/UserFiles/Image/OBSERWACJE_U/Zatom_marzec_2013/V_Hya_...


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Re: Binocular Universe: Let's Play Hydra and Seek new [Re: Polaris_PL]
      #5814671 - 04/22/13 05:30 AM

Thanks, everyone. Glad you enjoyed the piece -- and the title, right Mike?? You know me, I always like "cute" titles.

Don't head back north just yet, however. We're going even farther south in May.


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