Meade LS8 ACF Meade 2" Diagonal Apetura 10" Tweakers Package Meade ETX-125, ETX-90 for Solar Celestron 80mm APO PST Meade SWA - 34mm,28mm,24mm,20mm Brandon 32mm, 16mm Vernonscope 40mm Erfle 2" ES 14mm,11mm,6.7mm 8.8 Nagler 13mm T6, Pan 19mm Meade 12.4 Pl,9.7mm, 15mm SP Meade 2x Shorty Barlow Powermate 2.5x WO Bino Viewer, 20mm 66* pair Denkmier 2 Super System Meade Nebula Filters Meade 9x60 Bino Vivitar S1 8x42 Bino Canon T2i, 18-55mm, 50mm 1.8, 55-250mm
4.5", 6", and 10" Newtonian astrographs.
2 ST80s; ED80; 3 CCD cameras; 5 EQ mounts: all polished, tuned, and modified.
The rule of telescope features: aperture; equatorial tracking; or low cost. Pick any two.
Quote:Good for you, ton's of double stars out there to investigate!Time for you to track down the most famous of them all, Alberio in Cygnus and the double double in Cygnus!Welcome to Cloudy Nights!Bob
Stellarvue SV70ED, UA DwarfStar, Oberwerk / AstroTech AT80EDT, AT Voyager / Celestron C6XLT, AT Voyager / Meade 8" LightBridge / Vixen VMC 110L (Baader Solar Film), Porta II / Celestron Nexstar 102GT, ES Twilight I / Oberwerk 20x80 DIII, Orion 10x50 Resolux
Orion xx14g Dob CPC 1100 w/Skywatcher 80ED piggybacked Coronado PST TMB 92L refractor AT Voyager mount Nexstar 6/8 mount Denk Big Easy binoviewers Oodles of eyepieces and other optical gadgets Past scopes Meade 8" reflector and 8" SCT
Ken Fiscus Stargazing since 1980 Now observing from a green zone. Z12 on custom mount, Atomic EQ platform, 100% flocked, OMI primary, Astrocrumb filter slide with O-III, NPB, Skyglow filters. Focuser & spider rotated 45 degrees, new springs & Bob's Knobs, Telrad & 9x50 straight finder 35 & 24 Pans, TV 13,7,5 T6s Custom Orion XT10 with piggyback XT4.5 Round Table EQ Platform
Celestron 8SE XLT Celestron 6SE + Antares f/0.63 focal reducer Celestron SE Goto Mount Kson 1026 ED Carbon Fibre tube Skywatcher Synscan AZ Goto Various EPs (Baader Mk III Zooom, BST, Televue, X-Cel LX)
Orange C8 with Dave Ek's DSCs, SkyWatcher 12" Collapsible Dob, iOptron MiniTower, iOptron SmartEQ Pro, AstroVideo System Advanced Cam MkIi, Samsung SDC-435, Philips CCTV f/1.6 12-240mm zoom lens with Cosmicar 2x extender, and more junk than I can list
AR127 / SV102ED / AT72ED / PCF WP II 12x50 / Monarch7 8x42 / Naked Eye
The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend. Henri Bergson
DJ Eastern Missouri, USA Bushnell 8x42's, SV80ed, Nexstar 130SLT, C5+, 8" LX200 Classic, 10" f/7 Cave, Orion XT10 w/Moonlite focuser
Quote:Last night I observed the double-double in Lyra - With my 8" XT8i, I could split the closer double to reveal the individual stars only at large magnification (300x) XT8 has focal length of 1200mm and I used a 4mm Plossl EP to split it. Then, it was Mizar, again I could spot the Mizar-Alcor but the close double on the Mizar itself, it couldn't be resolved further than a oblong point of light.Izar (E.Bootes) - I couldn't split it with my scope, I'm sure I'm doing something wrong, it showed up as a orange-yellow point of light but didn't see the bluish companion. I'm doing to try again in the next opportunity I have.So many more options to look at from all of you, thank you for that.
Quote:You'll need to wait a bit but check out sigma Orionis, a quadruple. Nearby is a nice double, Struve 762. I was surprised at the appeal of doubles. Clear skies and good hunting.
A man is a small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.
Quote:Wow, I can't believe no one has mentioned Algieba, gamma leonis. One of my favorite double star experiences was viewing it through holes in the clouds and a light rain falling. With an 80mm refractor it was simply stunning, yellow-green!
--------------------Clear Skies, PJ Refl.- 203/1420; Refr.- 110/616, 75/500; Bino.- 15X60, 10X50, 8X30 __________________________________________________
Scopes: CPC8, TV85+Voyager Binos: 40-70mm, GT80mm~45deg
"We live in the sky, not under it." John Tyndall
ES 68º series complete 2x ES Barlow XW 10 7 5 3.5 WO Bino's NPL 30 RKE 28 SWA 20 15 WA 12 pairs 150 f12 Istar Achro f4.8 Orion Optics (UK) VX 10" Newt NEQ6
Quote:Zeta Aquarii is my favorite; always enjoy observing it.