R Sculptoris

Tiny points of light, with a magic all their own.
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Christopher K.
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R Sculptoris

Post by Christopher K. » October 10th, 2012, 9:01 pm

A beautiful image of a variable in Sculptor has been posted at S&T. A spiral pattern in the released gas shell is caused by a companion.

Here are selected dates for when R Sculptoris is highest (twenty-seven degrees) in the Baton Rouge sky. Though a magnitude 6.5 object, I don't think we'll see the spiral!
29 August = 4am
6 September = 3:30am
13 September = 3am
21 September = 2:30am
29 September = 2am
6 October = 1:30am
14 October = 1am
22 October = 12:30am
29 October = 12am CDT
5 November = 10:30pm CST
12 November = 10pm
20 November = 9:30pm
28 November = 9pm

More information:
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/news/hom ... 87651.html

Christopher K.
Posts: 4772
Joined: October 12th, 2009, 3:28 pm
Location: Baton Rouge, LA

Re: R Sculptoris

Post by Christopher K. » September 18th, 2019, 1:22 pm

R Sculptoris is one of the many objects to grace the fall sky. "Wonders of the Fall Sky" will be presented by BREC Education Curator Amy Brouillette at the Highland Road Park Observatory on Friday 18 October, 7:30pm to 8:30pm. The talk is aimed at a general adult audience and has no admission fee.

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