Double - Double in Leo
Posted 21 April 2017 - 07:47 AM
Thanks for this! Somehow neither of these pairs was on my list!
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Posted 21 April 2017 - 03:38 PM
The two brighter pairs are on my list for tonight (or tomorrow night, depending on when I can get out). Something to look forward to.
Posted 21 April 2017 - 05:33 PM
The BUP pair has my interest as a test of some new eyepieces in the 15" before Mr Moon takes over again.
You also managed to capture mag 14.4 galaxy UGC6468 in the lower left above "Tau Leo". Very nice!
Posted 23 April 2017 - 01:06 AM
Observed this "double-double" tonight. (8" Newtonian f/5; 17mm & 8 mm Stratus eyepieces.) Both were easy to split. Tau Leonis had a nice color contrast, pale gold and bluish-grey. The double next door, 83 Leonis, was tighter, and with slightly high magnification than I needed to separate the components (didn't take much to begin with) the colors were more apparent, with both of them looking a sort of golden-orange. (I was never sure I saw BUP 9002, let alone split it.)
This is the first time I've observed these pairs. Beautiful view. They're on my list for repeat visits, now.