X Per H alpha evolution 2019

Forums Spectroscopy Request for monitoring of X Per X Per H alpha evolution 2019

Robin Leadbeater

Hi Hugh,

The high resolution H alpha shows that the red edge of the line has been steadily dropping over the year (most obvious during the summer in close season) but the blue component has stayed more or less constant which confims the drop in intensity you are seeing. I contacted Paul about it in August when I noticed the change over the summer but your post has reminded me that I did not get a reply so I had better try again. Something is obviously happening but I have no idea what !