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    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 photo I used the 10 in SCT and Orion 6.3 M pixel camera with a 8 second exposure. The bright component A is quite overexposed (but did have a nice yellow color) and component C was quite faint (11.2 mag). Visually I could barely see the white dwarf B (9.5 mag) and seeing conditions were poor unfortunately.