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Observing double stars

On the nights of December 8 and 9 2004 I observed some double stars in Auriga, Orion and Gemini. The seeing and transparency was not very good (4 out of 10) on these nights. Even the big clusters in Auriga, M 36, M 37, and M 38 where no real fun to observe, but for looking at some double stars, it was proved to be OK. I observed from my own backyard (visual limiting magnitude 4 on these nights) using my TAL 200K, an 8-inch Klevtzov-Cassegrain mounted on the EQ6, and the Argo Navis Digital Telescope Computer.

I used most of my observing time for making field drawings of each double (or multiple) star. I sketched the double star components together with some field stars that where .....follow this link to read the full story and see all the field-sketches.

Posted by Math on 12/26 at 11:40 AM
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