Observation by Tracie Heywood: Light curve for the primary eclipse of R...

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Tracie Heywood


Tracie Heywood


2018 Jan 08 - 02:00


2018 Jan 08 - 15:44


Variable star

  • 11x80B


Target name

RZ Cas


Light curve for the primary eclipse of RZ Cas

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This is my light curve for the primary eclipse of RZ Cas that occurred in the early hours of 2018 Jan 8th.

Helpfully, the clouds  stayed away and I was able to observe the whole of the eclipse, although Cassiopeia was becoming low in the northern sky towards the end (and about to disappear behind a neighbour's conifer hedge.

With the whole eclipse taking less than 5 hours, RZ Cas is an excellent target for beginners ... a much better target than Algol, whose eclipses last around twice as long

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