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Re: [delmarvastargazers] AAVSO

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  • Keith Lohmeyer
    Hi Bob, Your AAVSO observations sounds interesting. Could we persuade you to do a presentation at a club meeting? Keith Lohmeyer kcl@dmv.com ... From: Bob
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      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 Bunge
      Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2006 1:28 PM
      Subject: Re: [delmarvastargazers] Anyone seen the comet yet?

      I haven't been looking at comets, but have had fun recently with
      variable stars.

      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):

      http://tinyurl. com/od6mc

      My three contributions are in red.

      Bob

      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
      > it
      >
      > 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
      >
      >

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