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#1 Jef De Wit

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 11:09 AM

On my way to NGC 5585 (which I couldn't see in my lightpolluted garden) I bumped on this fine double star. Color was added digital. Hope you like it.

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#2 JeanB

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 11:45 AM

That's a nice catch, Jef!

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 02:53 PM

Simply beautiful and interesting.

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 06:18 PM

I always enjoy seeing double stars. Nice grouping.

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 08:33 PM

Oh Jef,

This is a beauty of a sketch of these stars.

Frank :)

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 10:32 PM

Now that's REALLY captivating!!!!! Thanks Jeff Ive got to look these up!!!!

Very nice rendering.

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 07:40 AM

Beautiful sketch. Thanks for the view.

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 11:08 AM

Beautiful sketch! I appreciate the labeling in the corner. Nice touch.

#9 Jef De Wit

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 07:42 AM

Thanks all for the nice words! I'm normaly not very interested in doubles, but this one steals the show...

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 11:50 AM

Jef,

Nice sketch of NGC 5585 :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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#11 Jef De Wit

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 09:14 AM

Nice sketch of NGC 5585

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 11:03 AM

Nice sketch of NGC 5585

:shameonyou: He said,

On my way to NGC 5585...

NGC 5585 is a galaxy in Ursa Major with a visual Magnitude of 11.0

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 06:37 AM

Cute sextuple. I like the color contrast between the members. Isn't the faint star to the NE from the center a member too?

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 11:30 AM

Isn't the faint star to the NE from the center a member too?

I guess you want to say the star SE from the center? I'm no specialist in doubles. All the information comes from a French magazine (Astronomie Magazine mai 2013 p. 68).

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 11:47 AM

Wonderful, Jef!!! And thanks for the hint because I must take a look at it myself. :D

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 03:03 PM

yes, SE, sorry. perhaps there's some information in the WDC, have to check it tomorrow.

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 11:20 AM

Very nicely done Jef I like the colors of the stars. :jump:

Best,

Eric






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