Monthly Archives: October 2016

Nova Sgr 2016d

A second nova this week, confirmed in a spectrum taken with the target setting in the western sky on October 27. The ATel (also kindly prepared by Steve Shore) can be found here: (ATel #9678). A follow up ATel hinting to … Continue reading

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Nova confirmed !

A confirmation spectrum of TCP J18102829-2729590, a galactic nova in Sagittarius. The target, setting rapidly in the west, was imaged using the Alpy 600 under challenging conditions, providing confirmation as a classical nova in the optically thick stage. The resulting … Continue reading

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mu Sgr at 115 days

22 spectra of mu Sgr showing clear evidence of the orbital characteristics of this enigmatic binary, now 115 days through its 180 day period. The variability could show evidence of atmospheric eclipsing, together with wind variability. As the target sinks towards … Continue reading

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Alpy 600 “mixed mode” calibration

A document that summarises the steps required to create a very accurate wavelength solution using ISIS when processing spectra acquired with the Alpy 600: alpy-600-mixed

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Alpy 600 & RC14 Test

A quick report and first light test of the Alpy 600 mounted to the RC14 telescope: alpy-600-rc14

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