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Skeych of NGC 2244 01 March 2022

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2 years 3 months ago #111066 by Until_then-Goodnight!
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Hi Aubrey, 

Thank you for sharing your observations with us. They are always enjoyable to read and you provide wonderful details to help us visualise what the view through eyepiece was like. 

I'll definitely give NGC 1662 a go during my next session. And very well done on splitting STT 90 last Friday.

I know many of Orion's stars have Arabic origins, I wonder the meaning is behind 'Tabit'

Looking forward to catching up when we're all at the Sugarloaf again. 

Clear skies, 
Darren. 




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2 years 3 months ago - 2 years 3 months ago #111067 by flt158
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Hello Darren.
www.stelledoppie.it say that Tabit means "one who supports or resists". 
So maybe Orion is holding unto a net or a large club and he is supporting one or the other.

I'm not so sure if the Arabs named this star though. 
An astronomer called Antonin Becvar from Czechoslovakia seemed to have named it. 
He lived from 1901 to 1965. 
He has a crater named after him, but sadly it's on the far side of the Moon. 

Clear skies from Aubrey.    
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2 years 3 months ago - 2 years 3 months ago #111069 by Until_then-Goodnight!
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Hi Aubrey, 

Apologies for the delay getting back to you. That energy zapping viral infection I had returned, so I spent little time online over the past few days. Thankfully, it's a bit better today, but man I've had a bad run of it as of late. 

Very many thanks for letting me know about Tabit, and I like your comment on it...quiet fitting for our Hunter in the sky. 

Clear skies, 

Darren. 



 
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