Re: [delmarvastargazers] AAVSO
- Hi Bob,Your AAVSO observations sounds interesting. Could we persuade you to do a presentation at a club meeting?Keith Lohmeyer
kcl@...----- Original Message -----From: Bob BungeSent: Wednesday, August 02, 2006 1:28 PMSubject: Re: [delmarvastargazers] Anyone seen the comet yet?
I haven't been looking at comets, but have had fun recently with
From my limiting magnitude 4.5 skies in Bowie, I can roll out my
12-inch scope (http://ladyandtramp .com/ellie/) and in about 30 or
minutes make an estimate of a variable. The nice thing is using the
laptop on at the computer on my home wifi network, to point the
telescope with Megastar, access the AAVSO charts, and enter the estimate
on the AAVSO website right at the telescope.
Results: A light curve chart of the semiregular pulsating variable red
giant U Boo (Bootes):
My three contributions are in red.
Charles Wood Jr.(CJ) wrote:
> There's a new comet in the sky. Located near the keystone. Last
> night I was at Martin's house. I was able to view it in my binos but
> failed to find it with the 4.5" that I brought. Here's some info on
> The periodic comet 177P/2006 M3 (Barnard 2) was recently recovered
> after a span of well over a hundred years. It is currently visible
> in binoculars in the constellation of Hercules and is shining at a
> magnitude of 8.4 as it heads towards Draco. This comet has a large
> 10' coma and is fairly diffuse due to its proximity to the Earth.
> A finder chart is posted at
> http://www.skyhound .com/sh/comets/ 177P.gif
> For further information see these sites:
> http://www.aerith. net/comet/ catalog/0177P/ 2006.html
> http://www.ast. cam.ac.uk/ ~jds/per01. htm#177P
> http://www.shopplaz a.nl/astro/
> Dave Mitsky