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R Leonis at maximum?

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Observer
Nick Hewitt
Time of observation
04/02/2019 - 23:00
Object
R Leonis
Observing location
Northampton
Equipment
Starwave 70mm
EQ8
Canon 60Da
IDAS filter
Exposure
3 x 60s @ ISO1000
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This is a great variable star for beginners. Strikingly red and surrounded by good comparison stars, this Mira-type star varies between extreme maximum of 4.4 and extreme minmum of 11.3 over around 312 days. It may be approaching this year's maximum around now. This image's colour is distorted by the IDAS filter and Canon 60Da used (I was doing other things!)  but now is a good time to aquaint yourself with this lovely star. 

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