Category Archives: Hyperstar and SXVF-M25C
Bit embarrassed to say that I am still learning how to use the Hyperstar III. Rather humbling when I thought I knew all there was to know about getting the best out of the Hyperstar. I had done a few … Continue reading
Noel Carboni combined the Hyperstar III and mini-WASP data for this image.
The famous Double Cluster in Perseus.
Noel Carboni just processed this earlier Hyperstar III data of the globular cluster M56 almost lost in a rich Milky Way background star field.
The same night I got the California nebula data with the mini-WASP array, I also got some earlier Double Cluster data with the array, and, some M33 deep data with the Hyperstar III. The Hyperstar was using 20-minute … Continue reading
Nice clear night (so far) tonight and I have both the mini-WASP array and the Hyperstar III grabbing data. Took one of two frames with the mini-WASP and then moved onto the California nebula for some half-hour subs (that’ll be … Continue reading
I have returned the faithful old M25C to the Hyperstar and taken the new M26C into the mini-WASP observatory (North dome) awaiting the arrival of the TS 80mm triplet APO. Expect rain and cloud for at least the next 6 … Continue reading
Spica Star name: Spica Other names: Alpha Virginis, Azimech, Alaraph, Dana Constellation: Virgo Other ID: 67 Virginis, HR5056, HD116658, SAO157923, HIP65474 Magnitude: +1.04 Absolute magnitude: -3.55 Luminosity, Sun = 1: 12,100 R.A. 2000: 13hr 25min 11.5793sec … Continue reading
Whereas there are lots of very red stars in the night sky (not many bright ones though) there are fewer very blue stars, that is stars with a big negative B-V index. The brightest very blue star in the night … Continue reading
UU Aurigae Star name: UU Aurigae Other names: Constellation: Auriga Other ID: SAO 59280, HD 46687, HIP 31579, HR 2405, BD+38 1539 Magnitude: 5.446 Absolute magnitude: -3.1 +/- 1.1 Luminosity, Sun = 1: 1400 +/- 1400 R.A. … Continue reading