Posted 01 October 2012 - 08:26 AM
I did look at Jupiter in this wonderful seeing and the image was quite pleasing, I liked the view through a Zeiss 8mm 0.965 the best. I regret not having set up a large refractor on the best of these mornings to see whether I could make the Sirius split with less aperture.
Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:03 AM
Just curious, what telescope were you using? I need to give this a shot some morning as I have not seen Sirius B from Missouri... yet!
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Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:05 PM
Does anyone think the companion would be visible in a 4" refractor? I believe the separation is >10" at the present time and slowly widening. From my experience with Antares, seeing is a major factor.
Yes, I saw the Pup with my 4-inch TV-102 refractor. It still is not an easy target due to the difference in magnitude but it is doable on a good night. You just need steady seeing to make this observation with a 4-inch scope.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 01:03 PM
Buddy, What magnifications did you use?
I used a 20mm TV Plossl eyepiece and a 2x barlow for a magnification of 88x.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:41 PM