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β Pegasi (Scheat) Spectrogram, 



    
        

            Joel Shepherd

β Pegasi (Scheat) Spectrogram

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β Pegasi (Scheat) Spectrogram, 



    
        

            Joel Shepherd

β Pegasi (Scheat) Spectrogram

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
TEC 140 APO FL
Imaging Cameras
Atik 460EX Mono
Mounts
Astro-Physics Mach1GTO
Filters
Paton Hawksley Education Ltd Star Analyser 200
Accessories
QHYCCD OFF AXIS GUIDER · TEC FRC (.9 reducer + FF)
Software
Field Tested Systems RSpec · Sequence Generator Pro
Guiding Cameras
Lodestar X2

Acquisition details

Dates:
Oct. 6, 2020
Frames:
12x1" (12")
Integration:
12"
Avg. Moon age:
18.89 days
Avg. Moon phase:
81.95%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3964735

Resolution: 1386x714

Locations: Home, Seattle, WA, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

β Pegasi, commonly known as Scheat, is an M-class star in Pegasus, with the deep and broad titanium monoxide (TiO) absorption lines common to that class.

I learned a couple new things while working on this star. One is that M-class stars are believed to be amongst the commonest and longest-lived stars out there, several hundred billion years for an M2-3 class star like this one! Yes: far longer than the current age of the universe.

Second, according to http://spiff.rit.edu/classes/phys230/lectures/spec_interp/spec_interp.html, is that a star's surface temperature can be estimated as 29,000,000° K / (peak wavelength in Å). From my data, that gives β Pegasi's surface temperature as 29,000,000 / 7560.7 = 3,836° K, which is 147° K off the generally accepted value of 3689° K. Isn't that crazy? Less than 5% error (so far as we know) measuring the temperature of something 192 light-years away.

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