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Stellar Astrophysics Centre at the University of Aarhus

Using the Pleiades as guinea-pigs for new photometric method

20 Apr 2017, 09:55 UTC
Using the Pleiades as guinea-pigs for new photometric method M45 The Pleiades

The astronomers will never be content! They strive to observe the faintest stars possible, and this means that some of the brighter stars are actually too bright to observe with modern equipment. A workaround to this has now been developed by an international group of astronomers led by Tim White of Stellar Astrophysics Centre, Aarhus University and the method has been tested successfully on the seven brightest stars in the open cluster named the Pleiades or the Seven Sisters.

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