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RR Tauri


This variable star has recently been discovered to have a variable nebula around it. It is a very young star, still forming from the nebula.

 2012 Mar 18

This photo has been oriented with N at the bottom, to match an AAVSO chart (6944GNH). It includes most of the AAVSO reference stars but this is an enhanced image so the magnitudes cannot be used for photometry.

Canon EOS 5D MkII ISO6400 78x32s
254mm Newtonian f=1200mm f/4.8
HEQ5 equatorial mount, driven but not guided
2012 Mar 18 20:46:42-21:33:55 UT
From Rookhope 54.8N 2.1W 330m asl. Rural, almost no light pollution (3 Bortles)

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