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Observing April 13, 2011 1

Posted on April 15, 2011 by Linda

Shouvik and Dr. Winkler tried to observe the night of Wednesday, April 13. Seeing was very bad, with moisture in the air and wind. Here is an image of the field of W UMa, an eclipsing binary star that we tried to catch during eclipse.

Notice that UW Uma, the brightest star in the field, appears oblong. This kept occurring with images of bright stars.


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