Our knowledge of the Universe has become more complete by one star, discovered by an amateur astronomer from the Land of the Rising Sun, Yuji Nakamura. As reported by Astronomy, last week he discovered a previously unknown source of light in the constellation Cassiopeia.
Nakamura documented his space discovery and then presented it to the international astronomical community. The discovery did not go unnoticed and was immediately confirmed by professional astronomers from Kyoto University working at the Okayama Observatory. Their verdict is a typical white dwarf devouring a neighboring star.
Astronomers note a gradual increase in the brightness of a young star to a magnitude of 7.5, which makes it possible for anyone to see it with an amateur telescope and even good binoculars. To do this, you need to direct the equipment to the constellation Cassiopeia (it resembles the letter W) and draw a short line down from its right extremity.
For owners of more advanced telescopes, it is enough to enter the coordinates:
Right ascension: 23 h. 24 min. 47.60 sec.
Declination: + 61 ° 11 ′ 14.0 ″