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SIR PATRICK MOORE 1923-2012

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Be stars

in Spectroscopy Section Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:02 pm
by revandBellman • 5.140 Posts

A very useful aid to Be observers - shows which stars need observation....
Patrick has advised (originally requested by Francois Cochard)

You need a recent version of Skychart.
Get the zip file here: http://ap-i.net/pub/skychart/catalogues/arasbeam.zip

Extract the zip in any directory, preferably in your Documents folder.
In Skychart menu Setup/Catalog at the Catalog tab, click Add button, select the file arasbeam\be.hdr
Click the red dot to make it green.
Click OK.
Save the Skychart configuration.

To update the file:
Open the menu Setup/Catalog at the Catalog tab.
Click the circular arrow in the column Reload.

I'm running CdC 3.11 svn 3316, under Win10 64 - works well for me!!


NEQ6 mount, C6 telescope with skywatcher guide scope for moving around with Starlight SXVR H9 main camera and SX auto guider.
Celestron C9.25 and WOZ 72 in dome with atik 460 camera and a Co-star for guiding with alpy for spectroscopy.
MCT5 with SE mount and SXVR MX 916 camera and star analyser for spectroscopy
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RE: Be stars

in Spectroscopy Section Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:03 pm
by revandBellman • 5.140 Posts

Beside the Be star catalog published by Coralie et al, there is also the BeSS (Be Star Spectra) database where observers can upload their spectra taken of those Be stars:
http://basebe.obspm.fr/basebe/Accueil.php?flag_lang=en

The ARASBeAm web site works in cunjunction with the BeSS database and is basically a tool for observers to find their next target(s). It is based on the catalog, last observation date and - for each star - an expected observation period:
http://arasbeam.free.fr/spip.php?page=beam_belist2

There is also a daily robot file:
http://arasbeam.free.fr/robot/ObsC2A.txt

I personally use that robot file converted into PRISM v10 Object List so I can see them in the Sky window along with reference stars and couple other targets I'm monitoring (VV Cep, P Cygni...). Very easy to use and easy to find next target based on the telescope position in the sky and ARASBeAm priorities... PRISM developpers are working on integrating the robot file directly into the software to simply and even improve the way to use Object Lists for the Be star observers. So we should see a great simplification on how to find Be star targets using PRISM v10 during observation sessions!

My personal astronomical blog shows some of those observation runs:
https://observatoire-belle-etoile.blogspot.fr/

Cordialement,
Olivier Thizy
thizy@...
06.89.92.74.23


NEQ6 mount, C6 telescope with skywatcher guide scope for moving around with Starlight SXVR H9 main camera and SX auto guider.
Celestron C9.25 and WOZ 72 in dome with atik 460 camera and a Co-star for guiding with alpy for spectroscopy.
MCT5 with SE mount and SXVR MX 916 camera and star analyser for spectroscopy
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