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Spectra HD181751

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Observer
Andrew Smith
Time of observation
21/09/2014 - 20:16
Object
HD181751
Observing location
Delamere
Equipment
300mm Newtonian
Lisa Spectrograph
Paramount ME
Exposure
60s
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While an old observation this was the first reported case (as far as I know) of an amateur discovering a candidate Be star using an automated spectroscopic search. I found that Thierry Lemoult was also undertaking such a search at the same time. I was just eye-balling the spectra as they came in, while he was reducing his, so I sneaked in first, although Thierry found more. Our results are here   http://www.astrosurf.com/aras/be_candidate/auto-be-candidate.html.

With spectroscopy taking off at the BAA it shows one example of what can be done at low resolution (R ~ 320).

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