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Nice red star

Started by drachal, 12/18/2002 11:08AM
Posted 12/18/2002 11:08AM Opening Post
A very nice red star is UU Auriga. It's about 6th magnitude & located near 3 Psi Auriga & 51 Auriga. Even through my 8X25 finder it had an interesting hue & was intensely red through my DGM OA-4 on 38X. I believe I may have stumbled across this star awhile back through a friend's 17.5", but didn't note the location. At the time it was the reddest star I'd seen in a telescope. Mr. Darian Rachal

[COLOR="Blue"]Darian Rachal[/COLOR]
Posted 12/18/2002 02:35PM #1
Hi Darian,

I've been interested in red stars as well. The reddest one I've seen is R Lepus which is a variable and near peak at this time.

Sometime back an article entitled "The 'Coolest' Stars" by Jack Kramer was referenced here in the forums. I printed a copy from
http://homepage.interaccess.com/~purcellm/lcas/Articles/coolstar.htm

I've just checked it and the address is still good. It is a great reference!

Pete