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Sky and Telescope - Carbon Stars Will Make You See Red

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Sky and Telescope - Carbon Stars Will Make You See Red
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Carbon Stars Will Make You See Red

By: Bob King  December 3, 2014

Related Links:

Carbon Stars a list from Eagle Creek Observatory

To install:

  1. Download and unzip the files in this archive into the SDBs folder of TheSkyX's Application Support Files folder.
  2. From TheSkyX, click the Database Manager command from the Input menu.
  3. Expand Sky Databases, then My Sky Databases and turn on the appropriate checkbox for this SDB.

Once the downloaded file has been unzipped/extracted to the folder above it will appear in TheSkyX under Input>Database Manager>Sky Databases (SDBs)>My Sky Databases. To enable the SDB place a check there. 

To search the SDB use the following:

Edit>Find SNT-C {star}

As in Edit>Find T Lyrae {star} returns:
GCVS T     Lyr

These stars are cross referenced to their GCVS ID's. When the star is clicked on TheSkyX will report the SDB information as shown here. Rather than the GCVS data.

Object Name: T Lyrae
Object Type: Variable Star
Source Catalog: My SDBs: Sky and Telescope Carbon Stars
Constellation: Lyr
Period: Irregular 
Description: Very deep red!     
Magnitude range:   7.5 –   9.20
B-V: +3.70

See also the Astronomy League Carbon Stars download.


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