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Thread: Red and white dwarves: chasing down the runts.

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    Default Red and white dwarves: chasing down the runts.



    I thought it may be a cool little topic and possibly a challenging little project to attempt to tweak out a few of the diminutive lurkers of the night. Many of us love to go on the hunt for clusters, double/multi's, carbons, and even know planetary system stars. But how many ever try to seek out the lesser denizens of the night sky?

    Just a little info on some viewable red dwarfs to get started with:
    https://www.universetoday.com/111716...rd-telescopes/

    And for an even tougher target, how about the elusive little whites. We've all seen the SN remnants in the form of the planetary nebulae, but what about the zombied remains of those lesser stars that do not go the super-nova route?
    https://www.universetoday.com/113118...ard-telescope/
    Hunting White Dwarfs, the Night's Stellar Peewees - Sky & Telescope

    Y'all have fun with that now.
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    Default Re: Red and white dwarves: chasing down the runts.

    Thank you for the information Frank!
    Something to check out once the skies decide to clear.
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    Default Re: Red and white dwarves: chasing down the runts.

    Does sound like a fun project, in particular for the nights when full moon is around. STF 2398 will be definitely on my list for the next double session.
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    Default Re: Red and white dwarves: chasing down the runts.

    Great project Frankie!
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