New star visible at TSP!

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  • #4003
    KEITH VENABLES
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    There will be a brand new variable star visible at the 2013 TSP! 

    It will flare up around 5th May and disappear on the 12th.  You’ll even be able to see it if it’s cloudy! 

    It is of course an artificial star, which we will be positioning near the SCURT target on the hill to the East of the ranch.  It should allow for some easy telescope star testing and collimation.

    It will be variable at the beginning of the week as we sort out the best aperture size and brightness to suit most scopes. Check out the new ATM related TSP Forum to make comments on this or any other related topics.   Keith

    #4016
    ED WILEY
    Participant

    Excellent, Keith. Now I do not have to bring mine.Ed

    #4061
    KEITH VENABLES
    Participant

    Hi Ed,Do you have any technical details on your artificial star. I’ve designed the TSP one from first principles and would like to compare it with something known to work. Biggest difference will be range (ours will be 800 metres from the observing fields) but I can scale accordingly.Keith

    #4062
    ED WILEY
    Participant

    Keith: Mine was made by Arthur Okum. Review at http://www.astromart.com/articles/article.asp?article_id=696     I will bring it along.  Ed

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