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Our Nearest Red Neighbours

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Observer
Damian Peach
Time of observation
02/05/2017 - 23:00
Object
Red Dwarfs
Observing location
Siding Spring, Australia
Equipment
27" CDK Scope
FLI CCD Camera
Exposure
5 mins per image
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In this fascinating composite of three images Damian has captured three of the nearest stars to Earth all taken on the same night.  He specifically used only RGB images to best render the star colours.  All three of these red dwarfs have much the same deep orange colour.  Wolf 359 is located in an especially barren field, so it really stands out.  Damian comments how it is interesting to see how far all three objects have moved compared to the reference DSS images, especially Barnard's Star.
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