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2 years 9 months ago #110596 by flt158
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I have 5 more doubles in Cassiopeia to check out. 
And some of them are going to be rather difficult to split. 

Clear skies, Darren!

Aubrey. 
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2 years 9 months ago #110598 by Until_then-Goodnight!
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Well, good man Aubrey!

Having just returned from the back garden all I can say is 'thank you'.

Thank you because I split both Iota Cassiopeiae and Psi Cassiopeiae tonight. Needless to say, I am absolutely chuffed. What made tonight's session extra nice was how the conditions improved over a two hour period.

For example, at approximately, 20:30UT+1 I attempted to split Iota Cas. While I managed to see two stars - the primary and 'C' star,  the 'B' star was not to be seen at either 139X, or 250X. However, just before 22:00UT+1 the 'B' component revealed herself to me at 250X. When I first saw all three stars through the eyepiece I said 'Brilliant' as I was delighted that I managed to split all three stars. As you might recall I've had difficulty in past trying to split stars - Porrima comes to mind - do you remember that?

In terms of the colour of each star, I thought 'A' was a bright white, while the 'B' and 'C' showed the slightest hue of orange to me; with the 'C' star being ever so slightly darker. To help me locate Iota Cas I star-hopped from 'Segin' through to 52 Cas, then on to 55 Cas before arriving at Iota Cas - I really love star-hopping!

And you were dead right about Psi Cassiopeiae - it is magnificent! While, I managed to see three stars, which I believe are the same ones you observed, I think I prefer Iota Cas. I think I prefer Iota Cas because of the fun I had trying to locate it, and then only getting to split it on my second attempt. You could say that I had to work hard to see it in all it's glory. So, the extra effort with finding it and spliting it made it all the more special. Alos, I understand that there is even more to Iota Cas than I saw tonight. While reading around about each of your two wonderful stars I came across this piece:

stars.astro.illinois.edu/sow/iotacas.html

So, it seems that there are five stars to be seen - wow!   

Before finishing up for the evening I had a quick look at M31, NGC 457, and my favourite cluster(s) NGC 869 & 884. Oh, I forgot to mention, that as I was setting up my scope I caught the ISS as it flew over Dublin. Something tells me that tonight's session will make it on to my top observations for 2021.

Once again a big thank you my friend.

Clear skies, and I hope you manged to bag those five stars you were after.

All the best,

Darren.
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2 years 9 months ago #110604 by flt158
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Great job, Darren! 
I knew you would greatly appreciate both Iota and Psi Cassiopeiae. 
They are both celestial wonders in the big "W". 

I forget - have you observed Achird (Eta Cassiopeiae)?
You probably have. 
I wonder what colours you saw. 

Clear skies from your pal Aubrey.  
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2 years 9 months ago #110606 by Until_then-Goodnight!
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Hi Aubrey, 

Very many thanks for your message. I've had more of a fleeting glance at Achird, so I'll take a proper look at it next night I'm out. 

I just noticed that most of an earlier message on this thread seems to have only saved a fraction of the original. In the message when I say 'I hear you about meteorologists'. I also mentioned that I'm available to observe most of this week... Do you think there could be a meet up taking place? 

Clear skies to you, 

Darren. 
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2 years 9 months ago #110607 by flt158
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Hello everyone including Darren. 

We all should head to the Sugarloaf car park on Friday night.
www.met.ie are promising clear skies. 

Have we anyone interested?
Darren and I are very interested!!

Clear skies from Aubrey. 

 
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2 years 9 months ago #110610 by Until_then-Goodnight!
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Good morning Aubrey, 

I am afraid to say that I'm out for tomorrow. I injured my leg last night (torn hamstring), so I'd be in no physical state to make it down to the Sugarloaf. Very disappointed as you can imagine  ​​​​​​. 

Hopefully, the tear will heal relatively quickly... Fingers crossed! 

If there is a group heading down I'll be looking forward to reading about what you observe though. 

Clear skies, 

Darren. 
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