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The Discovery of the New Star in Aquila



CAPT. E. V. PIPER, of Fowey, Cornwall, was observing meteors on the night of June 7–8 between 12h. 30m. and 13h. om. G.M.T., and saw seven. He recorded a 1st mag. one at 12h. 45m., which shot to just below Altair from a little above a bright star to the west which he could not identify. This star had a green tinge, and was equal in lustre to Altair. Though he knew the constellations and all the brighter stars in this region very well, he was struck with the strange object to the right of Altair. Mrs. Piper, who came out on the balcony from which Capt. Piper was observing, also remarked on the green colour and flashing light of the star.

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