11 octobre 2012

WR134, 135, 137 IAC80 Teide Campaign

"A brief status update: We now have 19 amateur and 1 professional campaign members who would go to Teide (20 overall from Germany, France, Poland, Danmark, Australia, Spain, Portugal). Because we have two teams of four members and one team of three we still need more observers. Presently we can establish only 7 teams at best. " Thomas Everberg       I formed a small group of 3 and half observers for two weeks at IAC80. Participants are Pierre Dubreuil, Alain Lopez and Benjamin Mauclaire (only for a week). Two... [Lire la suite]
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22 septembre 2012

HD57682, final publication in MNRAS

This was a short term campaign, about three months during spring 2011, but a lot of discovers. links to the ARAS amateur survey (by Benjamin Mauclaire) Behavior of the h alpha line of this very rare Oe magnetic star needs a lot of physics to be explained. The final publication in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomy Society is a long and heavy paper on the state of art of MHD applied to circumstellar environment. Well not really a light digest for sleeping time. Thank to J. H. Grunhut and all for allowing us to be... [Lire la suite]
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22 septembre 2012

VV Ser, Herbig Be

Une herbig Be tirée du catalogue Bess, une nouveauté cet été avec le rajout de 62 proto étoiles HBe. Celle ci est de magnitude V 11.8, la plus faible du catalogues Bess. Malheureusent les nuages ont interrompu la pose. Comme souvent. Voir le sujet connexe sur le forum ARAS http://www.spectro-aras.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=428 Comparaison with a spectra R=1000 taken by Olivier Garde in August 13th with a LISA, the profile is not described in low resolution.   New spectra, longer exposure.  ... [Lire la suite]
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09 septembre 2012

instrumentation DeniSe, observatoire de Fontcaude

Une courte vidéo de mon instrumentation, appellée DeniSe,  à base d'un spectographe échelle, eshell de Sheliak, et d'un télescope schmidt casssegrain f5 0.355m. In french. Détection d'Etoiles Nombreuses Irrégulières Spectroscopique Extraordinaires   Pour le voir en action http://gabalou.canalblog.com/archives/2012/01/02/23144475.html
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05 septembre 2012

WETLR Spectro 2012

Avec la volonté de former de plus en plus d'amateurs locaux à la spectroscopie, la société astronomique de Montpellier organise un week end d'initiation à l'observatoire Malibert du club de Béziers http://www.lamachinepneumatique.fr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3&Itemid=2 Autour d'instruments et de spectrographes à la portée des amateurs, star analyzer, LhiresIII et Lisa, nous discuterons de fondamentaux, de techniques instrumentales, de réduction et interprétation des données. Enfin l'accent sera... [Lire la suite]
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09 août 2012

V425 cyg is in outburst

V425 Cyg, mV10.6 is in outburst. This star has a strange spectral classification. It is known as a Be star, B2 npe, but could be of another nature maybe a rare A type supergiant. Here is what is saying Anatoly Miroshnichenko: "There is another unstudied object called V425 Cyg. It is listed inBeSS, but no spectra have been obtained for it. In the literature itwas classified as an A2-supergiants and a B2-dwarf. It is a 10-10.2visual magnitude star. An echelle spectrum of it may either addinformation to BeSS or verify its... [Lire la suite]
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14 juillet 2012

What is a L200 spectrograph ?

The L200 is a littrow design slit spectrograph develloped by Ken Harrison for amateur who wants build one by themself. It's a good start and more for serious spectroscopy. Different grates, adjustable slit, let's John Strachan (say a sccotish "Strarren") present his own.  
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11 juillet 2012

First echelle spectra of AZ Cas

Here is an echelle spectra showing h alpha red wing in emission. Order 49 to 28, 4550A to 8000A seems to be good for exploitation. Threre is not enough signal in the blue to achieve a good snr so i didn't extract blue orders. It is the first echelle spectra for the AZ Cas 2012-2014 campaign Merged version (quick look): 20120710_222814_AZcas_6x1200s_FULL_TGarrel Zip archive with individuals orders (best) 20120710_222814_AZcas_6x1200s_TGarrel    
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11 juillet 2012


The nova sgr 2012 No4 was discovered by Koichi Nishiyama, Kurume,Japan and Fujio Kabashima, Miyak, Japan. CBAT I have obtained an echelle spectrum (R~11000) of the Nova Sgr 2012 No.4 (CBET3166) on July 8.872 (UT), using the eshell spectrometer attached to the 0.35-m Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope at the fontcaude observatory, France. Emission lines of Balmer series, Fe II , Na I D and O I (7773) can be seen in the spectrum.  At the time of exposure, the nova sgr 2012 No4 was at magV 7.8 (TAROT). Zip archive of 21 individual Fit... [Lire la suite]
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10 juillet 2012

AZ Cas eclipse and periastron passage of 2012-2014, a new campaign

  Spectroscopic observations are required for AZ cas (mV 9.3) http://www.konkoly.hu/cgi-bin/IBVS?6027 http://www.astri.uni.torun.pl/~cgalan/AZCas/  i'm still trying to catch a spectra, first one i've took was from a brighter B7II star around....  Here are  comments from Cezary Galan  "Please do not be discouraged (such mistakes do happen and important only "to catch" them early) and try again to obtain spectrum of AZ Cas. It could be difficult, because AZ Cas is about 3 mag fainter than HR 488, however at... [Lire la suite]
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