Tuesday 28 July 2020

T Aquila Discovered in Manchester in 1863

T Aquila discovered in Manchester

Mr Baxendell has forwarded details of a new variable star T Aquila that was discovered at Mr Worthington’s observatory in Manchester on July 28th 1863.

Today we know that T Aquila is a long period red giant star changing in brightness between magnitude 8.8 – 11.0 over a long irregular period of several months.

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