Bulletin 2018 May

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Tohoku University - Kita-Aobayama Library

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Asteroid (22422) Kenmount Hill

Kenmount Hill (47° 31' N, 52° 47' W) is the location near St. John’s, Newfoundland, where John Winthrop of Harvard College observed the transit of Venus in 1761.
Name suggested by R. and P. Jedicke.

Ref: MPC 109631
Orbit Type: Main Belt

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The Sky This Month - April 2018

Hydra

Hydra is the largest constellation in the night sky measuring 104 arc minutes in length and takes up 1,303 square degrees in area. This constellation is dotted with numerous galaxies, nebulae and star clusters

Few bright stars brighter than magnitude 2.16 populate Hydra. The star Alphard translates from the Arabic meaning “the solitary one”. Is located 177 light years from us and is pale orange in colour. If Alphard replaced our Sun, the star’s edge would reach half way to the planet Mercury. Alphard is some 40 times larger than the Sun.

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EtU recipient

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