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    Default Kepler-452



    Hi all,

    I was just wondering if anyone has been able to spot the star Kepler-452 in their telescope. This is the one in the news that has an earth like planet orbiting it. The wikipedia page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kepler-452 has the star's coordinates in Cygnus, with an apparent magnitude of about 13.4.

    Has anyone been able to see it?
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    Default Re: Kepler-452

    Yes I read this news, I think that we can't spot this with our small and regular scope but it's possible with some big scope like some great observatory.
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    Default Re: Kepler-452

    Quote Originally Posted by duceyje View Post
    Hi all,

    I was just wondering if anyone has been able to spot the star Kepler-452 in their telescope. This is the one in the news that has an earth like planet orbiting it. The wikipedia page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kepler-452 has the star's coordinates in Cygnus, with an apparent magnitude of about 13.4.

    Has anyone been able to see it?
    You would need a 10 or 12 inch scope under pretty good conditions to see it. Other than to cross it off a potential bucket list there would not be much reason for amateurs to bother. I think if you wanted to see a star for the sake of seeing a star with a planet, Pollux (Beta Gemini) would be a far more entertaining choice.

    If you are interested in an observing project for this sort of thing. Wikipedia has a pretty extensive list with stars ranging form naked eye down to something Hubble would be needed for

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    Default Re: Kepler-452

    Great thread here for observing stars with exoplanets: Observing Stars That Host Exoplanets

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    Default Re: Kepler-452

    Quote Originally Posted by bladekeeper View Post
    Great thread here for observing stars with exoplanets: Observing Stars That Host Exoplanets

    Really this is a great thread, thank you for sharing.
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    Default Re: Kepler-452

    Thanks Bryan, I'm thinking that hunting down stars with exoplanets might be a great addition to an observing program, if nothing else, just to say one had done it.
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    Default Re: Kepler-452

    Thanks for the link, Bryan. I know the view would not be anything spectacular; I just wanted to see the star and ponder...

    I punched Kepler-452's coordinates into Stellarium, but there doesn't appear to be anything there.
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