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#1 galaxian78

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 05:32 AM

Hello everyone.
Here is one of the most beautiful double stars.

Gamma And (RA 02 03.9 / DEC +42 20)
refractor 102/1100. 122x
Sep. 10"
Mag. 2,5/5.0
PA: 63°

painted with tempera on black paper

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#2 Jef De Wit

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 06:39 AM

Nice painting! What is "tempera"?

#3 galaxian78

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 06:55 AM

thanks jef. the tempera paints are water colors: http://www.postimage...e.php?v=PqqLKZS
sorry for my English

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 12:24 PM

Galaxian78,
For me Almach IS the most beautiful double. You captured it well.
When I first read "tempura" I thought it was that very old technique of egg white and dried pigments.

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 10:32 PM

Galaxian,

I agree with you. A stunning pair and you captured them beautifully. :bow:

Frank :)

#6 Tommy5

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 11:01 PM

great sketch of these striking stars.

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 03:56 AM

Galaxian,

A beautiful observation of Gamma Andromedae (Almach). The two visible components are very striking! This is actually a quadruple star system (Gamma-2 is a triple star system itself). Thank you for sharing it with us all.

I blurred your excellent image and adjusted the contrast. I hope that you like it.

Link; http://stars.astro.i...sow/almach.html

Carlos

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 12:36 AM

This has got to be one of my favorite doubles, I observed it last night too before the clouds rolled in. Thanks for sharing.

John






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