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#1 Frisky

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 03:31 PM

I checked out Rasalgethi for the 1st time. I had trouble finding it, as I confused it with Rasalhague. I kept trying to see a double in Rasalhague and couldn't. Finally realized my error and found the double I wanted. Nice double too!

 

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 03:38 PM

I'll bet it did look wonderful through your Meade R5.  Tonight, I plan on taking one of my 5" telescopes out and try to split Ascella of the "Teapot".


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#3 Frisky

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 07:23 PM

I'll check out Ascella too, if it's high enough above the horizon for me to see.

 

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#4 Frisky

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 07:24 PM

Yep, looks like I'll be able to see it- maybe.


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#5 John Fitzgerald

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 08:21 PM

I split Rasalgethi Wednesday night with my 80mm ED at only 69x with a nice TV Delite 7mm eyepiece.


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#6 Bill Barlow

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 10:41 AM

This is a very nice double star group to view.  The primary star seems yellow and the smaller companion looks bluish-green to me.  They are close enough to be able to use higher magnifications to give some nice airy discs.

 

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