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The New Star in Andromeda


IN the first evenings of September I observed the new nucleus of the nebula in Andromeda: I find it of the 8th magnitude. With a little Maclean's star spectroscope applied to the 10-inch refractor the spectrum of the nucleus is continuous, with suspected brighter bands. On the nights of Sept. 14 to 16, with 340 and 470 enlargements, I found to the east of the nucleus, and 15″ to 18″ distant from it, a faint object, probably a second nucleus, of 12th to 13th magnitudes.

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