Saturday, September 14, 2019

imaged kappa And (Halifax)

Imaged triple star κ Andromedae (aka HR 8976) with the BGO in search of the B partner. Easily spotted in the digital rendering.

kappa And, A, B, and C in luminance

Luminance only, 1 second subexposures, 12 stacked shots. FITS Liberator, Paint.NET. North is up; east is left.

Aimed at GSC 03244-1100.

B is to the south-south-west, about half or one-third the distance to C. They seem equal brightness (once again, SkyTools and the WDS said both were 11.3). I wonder now why I hadn't spotted the element on 4 Sep '19.


Wikipedia link: kappa Andromedae.

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