Friday, August 11, 2017

captured 30 Peg (Halifax)

Back in October I first queued the BGO robot to image 30 Pegasi (centred on GSC 00566-0058). A wonderful, compact triple-star system also known as HJ 962.

triple-star 30 Peg in luminance

Luminance only, 3 seconds subexposures, 20 stacked shots. FITS Liberator, Paint.NET, GIMP. North is up; east is left.

It is listed in the RASC Observer's Handbook but only the A and B stars are noted. B is the tight dim star to the north-north-east. C is to the south-west. It is equally bright to and almost opposite from B.

Found it in my View Again list in SkyTools, with high priority no less, even though I don't think I ever attempted it.

It was good to knock this one off the list.

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