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New asterism (new to me)

Discussion in 'Beginner's Corner' started by Pleiades, Nov 22, 2017.

New asterism (new to me)

Started by Pleiades on Nov 22, 2017 at 5:14 PM

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  1. Pleiades

    Pleiades Well-Known Member

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    I found an asterism, of which I'm unfamiliar. It was SW of Albirieo. It looks like the handle of a fly rod. A strict line of stars with a circle pattern in the middle. Seems to be a cluster at one and.

    Anyone recognize this beauty. It had a gorgeous blueish Hugh.
     
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    Pleiades Well-Known Member

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    I also found the Dumbbell nebula tonight!!!
     
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  3. Dave In Vermont

    Dave In Vermont Well-Known Member

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    Have you checked it with Stellarium or other sky-charting software?

    Dave

    p.s. - Congratulations!
     
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    Pleiades Well-Known Member

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    Not listed on my Kindle Fire app. And, its seems I've lost my phone.

    ;p
     
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    Coathanger Cluster!!!! That's exactly it!!!

    Thanks.

    Beautiful little Jewel.

    Ha!! I'll probably always see it as a flyrod. LOL
     
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    Mak the Night Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it's a nice group, I always knew it as the Coathanger, but it's got a few names. I think 'The Fly Rod' is really apposite. Next time I see it I'm going to think of it as a fly fishing rod and reel lol.
     
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    Your Stellarium is gone, do you mean? What about an actual computer? PC or laptop?

    Stellarium crashed recently when Alex Wolf (a member here) and the rest of the developer's team transferred the entire project from one web-hosting outfit to another. It didn't go smoothly, which made Stellarium 'crash & burn' across all media - PC's, phones, the whole spectra. But it's not serious truly - the fix for users' like yourself is to go to the main Stellarium website (NOT to a hosting-service - the main website:

    http://stellarium.org/

    - and download a new copy of the Stellarium software and then install it on top of your old one. DO NOT change or block your old settings - unless you want to lose them - so watch the screen during the install and don't uncheck anything that says to remove the settings.

    Once installed, I'd suggest re-starting your machine and loading your Stellarium as usual. It should be up and running fine again.

    Below I'll attempt to leave a copy of a thread in another forum talking about the crash:

    Scrub the thread image - won't work properly. But you should have a good idea what happened and what caused the crash.


    I hope...

    Dave
     

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    @Pleiades nice nice, congratulation with these 2 nice objects! I will have to take a look at the Coathanger Cluster myself, it's true, this looks like a nice place and it must be impressive at low power.

    Thanks for the suggestion!

    Dumbbell is a fantastic object of course, you could try sketching it someday too.
     
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    Good catch, Pleiades. It's one of my favorite asterisms. I look forward to it every summer and fall. Here's a cool image of the coathanger (a.k.a. Brocchi's Cluster) by Steve Bowers from the Encyclopaedia Galactica (woh!):
    coathanger Steve Bowers.jpg
    It's interesting that these stars aren't even related at all, just a chance visual grouping!:eek::eek::eek:
    I'll hang up my coat now:p

    Reggie
     
  11. Dave In Vermont

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    Almost makes one re-think science and wonder if maybe...maybe...just maybe...

    Yikes!

    <shaking head> rattle! rattle!
     

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