Saturday, March 18, 2017

captured 1 Cam (Halifax)

The Burke-Gaffney BGO robot imaged 1 Camelopardalis for me, centred on Tycho 03732-0038 1. A multi-star system in my View Again list. Also known as DL Cam and Σ550.

multi-star system 1 Cam in luminance

Luminance only, 4 seconds subexposures, 10 stacked shots. FITS Liberator, GIMP. North is up; east is left.

1 Cam is a triple, according to SkyTools 3. The A or primary star is the brightest star in the field, of course. B is also bright, to the north-west of A. I estimated 1 magnitude different; ST3P concurs.They are very tight; in this image, B touches A. C is much dimmer and well away to the south-west.


Not sure exactly why this was on my View Again list. While in a number of ST3P observing lists, I can find no records of viewing attempts. In a Sep 2016 list, it was tagged as high priority... Weird.


Assembled in full colour on 25 Mar '17.

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