AAVSO: American Association of Variable Star Observers

Observations of the Star Cor Caroli at the Apple Valley Workshop 2016 (Abstract)

Volume 45 number 2 (2017)

Reed Estrada
Northrop Grumman Corporation; reed.estrada@ngc.com
Sidney Boyd
Victor Valley College; sidneymarieboyd@gmail.com
Chris Estrada
California State University, Los Angeles; pr1est0112@hotmail.com
Cody Evans
Victor Valley College; Cjevens85@gmail.com
Hannah Rhoades
Apple Valley High School; hlr@rhoadesfamily.net
Mark Rhoades
Vanguard Preparatory Parent; rhoadesma@gmail.com
Trevor Rhoades
Vanguard Preparatory School

Abstract

(Abstract only) Using a 22-inch Newtonian Alt/Az telescope and Celestron Micro Guide eyepiece, students participating in a workshop observed the binary star Cor Caroli (STF 1692; alpha CVn) and found a position angle of 231.0 degrees as well as an average separation of 18.7" This observation compared favorably with the 2015 Washington Double Star published position. This project was part of Mark Brewer’s Apple Valley Double Star Workshop. The results were analyzed using bias and circle error probability calculations.