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Another Carbon star

Postby cybermystic » Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:30 pm

Here is a very deep 3-framer of the Bellatrix region in Orion.
Bellatrix itself is a 2-framer taken with the Sky 90 and M26C OSC CCD.
And the galaxies region (on the RHS of the frame) is a single frame Hyperstar III image.
All 3 frames were stitched using Registar and when I'd finished processing the composite I saw the very red star at the top, and knew immediately that I had unwittingly bagged another Carbon star.
This one is V1368 Orionis - a particularly red Carbon star with a B-V index over 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ImageCarbon star V1368 Orionis by cybermystic, on Flickr

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Re: Another Carbon star

Postby lagnificent » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:28 am

Reading the title, I thought Carbon Copy. Which would be the best name for a carbon binary system. After they burn out, they would be BCC.

I'll stop now.
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