RE: A couple of unidentified flashers seen...

From: Tony Beresford (
Date: Fri Nov 24 2000 - 15:00:18 PST

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    At 00:38 25/11/00 , Brierley David wrote:
    >It would be a great help if you could give approximate RA and Dec for
    >your two sightings, and whether you're using epoch 1950.0 or 2000.0.
    >It's OK to refer to the brightest stars by name, but for one I haven't a
    >clue what Benetnasch is, and I've been in astronomy since 1957.
    True enough. Benetnasch is according to R.H. Allen ( Starnames: their Lore
    and meaning ), eta Ursa Majoris, more commonly called Alkaid.
    I come up with #18339 87 74F for Mark's first flash,
    and #24286 96 49B for his second.
    Tony Beresford
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