22nd March

6 days 3 hours ago #108464 by lunartic
22nd March was created by lunartic
I managed a short session last night and achieved a first.
I was initially in Cancer and started with M67 and then moved onto M44.  Close by is the carbon star X Cancri, it looks to be a deep orange to my eye rather than red.
Lalande 21185 is a red dwarf located in Ursa Major.  This is my first red dwarf, I was expecting it to be red in colour, but it looked a very dark and dull orange to me.
Paul

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5 days 20 hours ago #108465 by flt158
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Hello, Paul.

It's often the case that our short observing sessions are equally as important as the long ones.

Perhaps you and I were observing X Cancri at the same time.
And I would totally agree with you that it is very much orange too.
Definitely good and bright right now.

M67 is a very fine open star cluster which I have viewed quite a few times.

I have never observed Lalande 21185 at all.

Good session, Paul.
Today we have far too much high cloud.
Maybe next weekend we will have clearer skies.

Aubrey.
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5 days 18 hours ago #108466 by Until_then-Goodnight!
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Hi Paul,

Nice report...and very well done on observing Lalande 21185 for the first time. Like Aubrey, I've not seen it. I must try and observe M67 though as open clusters are my favourite type of DSO.

Clear skies,

Darren.
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