More Betelgeuse Information

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Bsimon
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More Betelgeuse Information

Post by Bsimon » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:06 am

See this - good information plus photos and depictions -

https://www.eso.org/public/news/eso2003 ... Y9TBZiHfkU

Barry Simon

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Re: More Betelgeuse Information

Post by Jstamm » Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:54 pm

Thanks for the update, Barry!

At least to me, Orion really looks different with the dimmer Betelgeuse. All should take a look. If you can, view the star in a scope. It's different and, in my opinion, prettier!

It will most probably return to normal soon. Don't miss this historic event!

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Re: More Betelgeuse Information

Post by Jscholl » Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:18 pm

I have viewed Betelgeuse through my scope and naked eye around the Feb meeting date. The Orion Constellation definitely has a different look
with Betelgeuse dimmer.

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Re: More Betelgeuse Information

Post by Bsimon » Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:01 pm

Sorry to disappoint those that were hoping that Betelgeuse would go super nova. It appears now that this long period variable is beginning to slowly get brighter again. Not much yet but trending up in brightness. Stick around for the next 1000 years or so and maybe a super nova is in the cards.

The whole thing reminds me of a scene from a movie, here is that scene -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sh8mNjeuyV4

Barry Simon

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