15./16.8.2012 – quick observations in Seitseminen

Date: 15./16.8.2012
Time: 02:00-03:00
Observing site: Visitor Centre, Seitseminen National Park, Finland
Instrument: L102/1000mm (4” refractor)

NELM: 5,7
SQM: 20,66
Darkness of the background sky: 3
Seeing: 2
Transparency: 3
Weather: Mostly clear sky, calm, no Moon, humid air, 12°C

Objects observed: SS Cyg (visual), SV And (visual)

This time it was mostly cloudy during early night, but around 2am the sky got clear enough to make observing possible. Also this time I checked SS Cyg, which is still in it’s maximum. Besides SS Cyg, I also observed a new star to me, SV And. It is located in easy place, close to Z And. Both stars can be easily located with a Y -asterism in Andromeda.Some active observers in AAVSO have started an observing programme called “adopt an LPV!”. The idea of the campaign is to try to get better observation coverage for some currently underobserved Long Period Variables. SV And is one of the underobserved stars in the campaign, and I decided to adopt the star. It means that I’m trying to observe it once a week whenever possible to help the star to get better observation coverage.

Variable star observations:

Date Time Star Mag. Comp.
15./16.8.2012 02.15 SS Cyg 8.6 8.6
15./16.8.2012 02.45 SV And 12.7 12.5/12.9

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