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Old 12-01-2018, 12:09 PM
Tropo-Bob (Bob)
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Mira

I notice Mira is clearly visible around Mag 3. It was due to reach maximum brightness in late December, 2017.

Its well worth a look before it disappears again.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mira
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Old 12-01-2018, 01:37 PM
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I notice Mira is clearly visible around Mag 3. It was due to reach maximum brightness in late December, 2017.

Its well worth a look before it disappears again.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mira
Thanks Bob..Now that the clouds are going here in the inner City of Sydney I will look ..
Skysafari is saying it varies from Mag 2 to 10.1 every 331.96 days..
Its also a double, with the white Dwarf devouring the Red Giant ; an accretion disk bridge has been detected...Eventually to form Planets ..a possibility.

Mags 4.94 ,14.07 Sep 72.4 at 74

But youll need a big Scope to detect them.
www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/M/Mira.html.
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