Michael Poxon
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Which star has the highest mass loss rate?
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Some very hot and massive stars have strong stellar winds, known spectroscopically as "P Cygni profiles" after the type star. P Cygni 'erupted' in the 17th century to magnitude 3 and is now ...

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How to use an app to help find deep sky objects in general, either attached to a telescope as a finder scope or held on hand?
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One app that hasn't been mentioned is 'a pair of eyes' assisted by a brain ;-) Why not learn one's way around the sky simply by seeing it? It is a highly interesting and very enjoyable process. I did ...

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When I see Mars, I see only red light
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Mmm... it's a pretty small scope using a fairly high power. The disc of Mars is not going to be very large (just a few seconds of arc across) so I don't think you should expect to see something that ...

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Is it possible to do planet observation during the day?
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Bear in mind an equatorial mount only works well when properly aligned. If your scope has GOTO you should enter the name of the planet (if it's in the database) and use the lowest power you have, ...

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How is V1057 Cygni supposed to go from K type dwarf to F type giant?
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FU Orionis episodes (for that is what they are, rather than a particular 'type' of star) happen due to large infall of material from the circumstellar disc. They appear to be a normal stage in the ...

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