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VV CEP Polarisation


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john simpson
Time of observation
03/08/2018 - 23:56
Observing location
SW Scotland
Celestron C6
Astrodon [J-C] V-band filter
ATIK 314L+
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A few more linear polarisation measurements recorded with my set-up since April - though I'm still climbing the learning curve. I've compared my measurements with those made during the 1977 eclipse and tabulated in a paper by R.J.Pfeiffer & R.H.Koch [Astro. Journal, Vol 94, No.2, Aug.1987]. In the weeks following those shown in the trace for 1977, a large polarisation pulse was measured which the authors speculated might be due to the ejection of a large quantity of material from the M star to its hot companion.

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