Re: RS Oph in outburst
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Very interesting! How long does the outburst “last” before dimming?
Robert Pitt, P.E., Ph.D. BCEE, D.WRE
Emeritus Cudworth Professor of Urban Water Systems
Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
The University of Alabama
Rpittal at charter dot net
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Subject: [bas-astro] RS Oph in outburst
Battling blood-sucking swarms of mosquitoes and sauna-like humidity, I managed to get an image of RS Oph in outburst last night as well as a spectra. For this image I combined 10 60-sec exposures made using photometric B,V, and R filters, then treated those images as RGB. The pink H-Alpha emission is evident in the color of the star.The telescope I used is a 10-inch RC with QHY 174 GPS camera at 1980mm fl ( our MSRO Station 2 telescope) which gives 0.6arc-sec/pixel. I estimated visual magnitude to be close to 6.0. Its last outburst was in 2/2006,and the one before that was in 1985. These recurrent novae are among the rarest of stars in our galaxy-only 9 other are known ( T Pyx and T CrB are the most famous of these remaining nine).
Dr. Myron E. Wasiuta