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Brett's Carbon Star Hunt - September 2017

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by , 09-09-2017 at 09:44 PM (705 Views)
Hi all, and welcome to the return of "Brett's Carbon Star Hunt". I hope everyone enjoys looking for these beautiful gems in the night sky.

For those new to Carbon Stars, here is a little information on what they are:

http://www.universetoday.com/25098/carbon-stars/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_star

If you are using "Cartes du Ciel" as your software, you will have to enable "Gen. Cat. Variable Star" in your settings to have these stars show up.

I won't waste your time any longer, and will now get right to this month's targets - only 3 in the return, hopefully not too difficult! Please feel free to report your observations here, in the main observation reports forum, or PM me even!

SU AND (8.0 - 8.5)
https://www.aavso.org/vsx/index.php?...ail.top&oid=21

https://www.aavso.org/apps/webobs/re...end=2017-09-10

No observations since May, it was hanging around the “high” end if it’s variableness at that point.

S SCT (6.6 - 7.3)
https://www.aavso.org/vsx/index.php?....top&oid=34118

https://www.aavso.org/apps/webobs/re...all&star=S+SCT

Quite a few observations lately, it looks to be in its mid-range, if the reports are to be believed.

RV Cyg (7.8 - 8.4, 10.8 - 12.4 according to AAVSO)
https://www.aavso.org/vsx/index.php?....top&oid=10934

https://www.aavso.org/apps/webobs/re...ll&star=RV+CYG

The reports fall well below the supposed visual magnitude of the AAVSO, and are around the RASC Handbook estimations. A couple of observations reported in their database lately.
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Updated 09-10-2017 at 05:23 PM by KingNothing13

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