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galaxian78
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Reged: 05/23/10

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Gamma And: beautiful double star
      #3994512 - 08/20/10 06:32 AM Attachment (84 downloads)

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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Jef De Wit
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Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: Gamma And: beautiful double star new [Re: galaxian78]
      #3994579 - 08/20/10 07:39 AM

Nice painting! What is "tempera"?

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galaxian78
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Reged: 05/23/10

Loc: Italy (bologna)
Re: Gamma And: beautiful double star new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #3994596 - 08/20/10 07:55 AM

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


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JimPie
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Re: Gamma And: beautiful double star new [Re: galaxian78]
      #3995257 - 08/20/10 01:24 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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frank5817
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Re: Gamma And: beautiful double star new [Re: JimPie]
      #3996302 - 08/20/10 11:32 PM

Galaxian,

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

Frank


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Tommy5
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Reged: 03/28/04

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Re: Gamma And: beautiful double star new [Re: frank5817]
      #3996354 - 08/21/10 12:01 AM

great sketch of these striking stars.

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CarlosEH
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Re: Gamma And: beautiful double star new [Re: Tommy5]
      #3996638 - 08/21/10 04:56 AM Attachment (37 downloads)

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.illinois.edu/sow/almach.html

Carlos


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geminijk
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Re: Gamma And: beautiful double star new [Re: CarlosEH]
      #3998402 - 08/22/10 01:36 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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