Sunday, September 22, 2019

imaged KT Dra and friends (Halifax)

I can't remember why I was interested in this particular target. Ordered BGO toward Tycho 04241-1417 1 which is right beside KT Draconis. It is a dim M-class variable star. Did I stumble across this in some observing session? Is it a particularly colourful red star? Dunno.

What strikes me is the very curious group of stars just south of faint KT.

KT Dra and friends in luminance

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

A fun triplet of stars. No double star designation in SkyTools. Can't find anything in the WDS at this position...


Ah. I figured out where this came from. I spotted an image on the twitter feed on 24 May, another user had imaged KT Dra. A student, I suspect, working on an assignment.

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