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2 years 11 months ago #110477 by flt158
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Hello Keith. 

Let me offer you my sincerest congratulations on discovering the current outburst of RS Ophiuchi! 

Can I ask how many times you have observed this recurrent nova in the past - if that is not too difficult a question?

Great job and a super image for sure, Keith!
Thank you. 

Clear skies from Aubrey. 

 
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2 years 11 months ago #110479 by Until_then-Goodnight!
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Hi Keith,

What an achievement - congratulations!

Also, very many thanks for posting your image here - great to see it.

Clear skies,
Darren.
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2 years 11 months ago #110481 by Paul-Byrne
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Fantastic discovery, Keith.
Spaceweather ran an artlcle:
www.spaceweather.com/

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2 years 11 months ago #110482 by Keith g
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Thanks gents, it's nice to see it hit the headlines !

Aubrey - I would imagine I have looked at it around 200 times since the year 2003. I nearly discovered it's previous outburst in 2006, but I was beaten by the clouds. Don't forget there are many other star systems like this that we know something or next to nothing about, the lure of variable star astronomy is addictive.

I love the anticiaption before observing, you never know just what you will get ;-)

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2 years 11 months ago - 2 years 11 months ago #110483 by Keith g
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Hi all, Bob King contacted me today from Sky & Telescope magazine, his article is here:

skyandtelescope.org/astronomy-news/recur...i-just-blew-its-top/

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2 years 11 months ago #110484 by Fermidox
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Fabulous! Well deserved recognition for your amazing dedication Keith.

Clouded out here in Limerick tonight - looking at the last outburst it maintained max magnitude for about a day and dropped 2-3 mags over the next 2 weeks.

Here's the AAVSO page for 13th Feb 2006 -

app.aavso.org/webobs/results/?star=rs+op...s_types=all&page=697

Finbarr.
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