Reno Binar Star

Research is currently in progress to utilize the GBO’s superb site and excellent telescope to measure double star systems in which one star is much brighter than the other star, a challenging research problem that is being addressed by looking at the star pair at different regions of the spectrum (i.e., colors of the rainbow:  violet, blue, green, yellow, orange, red).  For example, one member of the star pair may be brighter than another in the red region of the spectrum but the situation could be completely reversed in the blue region of the spectrum.  Initial results are highly encouraging.

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