Observing the best carbon stars.

Of great interest , some are visible by eye and binoculars. They can present stunning wide field views matched with blue white field stars. Thishttps://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/carbon-stars-will-make-see-red1203201401/

is of interest . The Purkinje effect giving our eyes an advantage in observing . These individual beauties are quite fascinating .I’ve not included mu Cephei , the “Garnet Star” as this is obvious by eye at the base of Cepheus and one of the gems of the night sky. Smaller apertures usually pick out more colour. It can be very subjective, defocussing the view can help with a blast of colour,

Nick.

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