It is currently Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:24 am


Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: R Leonis bright
PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:56 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun May 11, 2008 6:11 pm
Posts: 3303
Location: Portslade, Sussex Lat 50deg 51min Long 0deg 13mins West
15th April 2018, 0210 BST. The cat woke me up at this hour and when I went to let her out and make myself a drink, I discovered that, to my surprise, the sky was partially clear. From the front-window and using a Acuter MAK70 (at x25), (and despite the street-lights) saw R Leonis, 18 Leonis & 19 Leonis. R was equal to or perhaps a bit brighter than 18 (which is 5.8).(should be five point eight... but seems to think that its a "smiley!)

regards maf


Last edited by mike a feist on Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:43 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile Send private message  
 
 Post subject: Re: R Leonis bright
PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:47 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:32 am
Posts: 478
Location: New Farnley, Leeds lat 53.8N long 1.6W
Hello Mike, interesting observation. Thanks for noting it here. Last time I was able to check on 20 March it was around mag 5.5 in 8x32 bins and I haven't had an opportunity since because of the weather. Kind Regards, Bob


Top
 Profile Send private message  
 
 Post subject: Re: R Leonis bright
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:36 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:16 pm
Posts: 14
Here is my light curve for R Leonis in the first half of 2018.

Cloudy skies hindered observations during much of this time, but clear spells in May allowed better coverage of the fade.

Over the years the average peak has been around mag 5.8, so this one was much brighter than the average.

I have now lost R Leonis in the evening twilight. By the time that it emerges from the morning twilight in September it will be close to minimum. The next maximum is predicted for late February 2019.


Attachments:
RLeo_LC_early2018.png
RLeo_LC_early2018.png [ 6.01 KiB | Viewed 987 times ]
Top
 Profile Send private message  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group