Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:42 PM
Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:49 PM
Last night the moon was making star hopping to doubles rather difficult. Took a while to find HIP 114, then failed to split it. Maybe it wasn't the right star, maybe the companion is too dim for moon lit skies, or maybe it was just too tight.
Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:00 AM
Yes, any color seen?
Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:33 AM
I stopped star hopping about a year and a half ago when I wanted to observe doubles that were located further away from the few bright stars that I can see. My area is very light polluted. Someday I'll get back into a dob but for now my tool of choice is a 8" EdgeHD on a CG5 or CGEM.
Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:34 AM
The only color I saw was a murky yellow. I'm not sure how much the magnification I used may have influenced the color.