(cba:news) Cameras and stars

Joe Patterson jop at astro.columbia.edu
Wed Dec 17 18:00:56 EST 2003

Dear CBAers,

Got a question for the community.  Bill Allen recently acquired an ST-9
(replacing his old ST-6), and his Munipac image reduction software does
not recognize the ST-9 images.  Anyone know what to do?  Bill's address is
whallen at xtra.co.nz.

Except for Tonny, no one's rushing in with UZ Boo observations.  I
understand why - it's really pretty dreadfully placed in the sky,
especially considering the extra hardships of early morning observing in
December.  But the next opportunity won't come for about a decade... so
see if you can find the mettle for it.  We're starting to get some data on
it from AZ.

Some changes in targets.  In the south, it's TV Col and AH Men.  In the
north, DELETE TY Vul (faded) and ADD XZ Eri (in superoutburst - actually,
that's a fine southern target too!). DELETE FY Per - I really mean that
target for bright-moon conditions, so put it on pause.  FS Aur, AO Psc, FO
Aqr, V405 Aur  are good choices.  DW Cnc, a real premium star from last
winter, is now back for a repeat run - a great choice in the midnight and
morning sky.

More in a coupla days.  I'm staring at 110 exams to grade.


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