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Articles on interesting or unique stars I've imaged.

Friday, 06 May 2016 20:56

SS 433 A most unique variable star

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Deep in the star fields of Aquila lies SS 433 aka V1343 Aquilae. Discovered in 1977, researchers noticed spectral shifts alternating between red and blue shifts. The star is also embedded in a supernova remnant, and is also a powerful…
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 14:48

Procyon - Alpha Canis Minoris

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Procyon lies only 111/2 light years away in the constellation of Canis Minor, Due to its being a spectral type F5 white main sequence star, and its nearness to Earth, it is the 8th brightest star in the night sky…
Saturday, 23 April 2016 17:01

Seeing Double

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Here we have HD79210, a double star located 20 light years away in the constellation Ursa Major. The pair of stars orbit each other once every 975 years. The primary star is a magnitude 7.64, and the secondary star is…
Wednesday, 13 April 2016 16:28

Wolf 1061

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Another entry from astronomer Max Wolf's catalog of stars displaying high proper motion across the sky. Wolf 1061 is an M class red dwarf located constellation of Ophiuchus at a distance of 13.8 light years from Earth. It's claim to…
Wednesday, 06 April 2016 21:36

Wolf 359

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Wolf 359 is a red dwarf star located in the constellation of Leo. The name comes from Max Wolf who cataloged stars that were measured moving across the sky, and it was entry number 359.Even though its one of the…
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