Sunday 1 May 2022

Flamsteed issues in Leo


Here we go again, yet another Flamsteed numbered star that is fainter than stars nearby which do not have Flamsteed numbers. 

In this case 33 Leo which has a magnitude of 7.8 which is way below naked eye brightness and a small telescope of Flamsteeds’ time might struggle to see it clearly, yet two stars nearby HD 87500 mag 6.4 and HD 87776 mag 7.2 which are both brighter are both brighter were either missed of ignored by him.

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