Friday, August 25, 2017

gauged delta Cep (Henderson)

7:51 PM. We checked into the Prairie Oasis.

Enjoyed the sunset at dinner.

The skies were fairly clear as the crescent Moon set. Observed the Summer Triangle high up and later the Milky Way.

Ian showed me how to gauge the variability of δ (delta) Cephei using nearby ζ (zeta) and ε (epsilon). A compact triangle. Neat. It was near maximum in the 5½ day cycle. The crickets had replaced the cicadas.

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