40 Eridani

40 Eridani B

Robert Fealey published on October 21st on forum post including beautiful picture above: https://rochesterskies.org/forum/topic/observing-tonight/page/167/#post-13989 The December Sky and Telescope mag motivated me to get out early this morning and see if I could observe and photograph “The First White Dwarf” star in 40 Eridani; the latter is a triple star with the B component a white dwarf. In the attached […]

Sirius B

On the 7th annual Star_BQ Sunday morning October 26, 2014 Dean Johnson had an idea to look at Sirius B. At first I didn’t understand what Dean was talking about, why should we look at bright Sirius. I realized later that he meant Sirius B, a weak companion of the brightest star in the sky, which only a few people […]

Carbon star V Aql

V Aquilae (V Aql) is a carbon star and semiregular variable star in the constellation Aquila. It has an apparent magnitude which varies between 6.6 and 8.4 and is located around 1,300 light years away. Star has significant red color, which is more highlighted in medium size and bigger telescopes, temperature 2800K. It can be find even by binocular under […]