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#1 Marvin452

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Posted 22 November 2020 - 04:08 PM

Almach / Gamma Andromadae, a quadruple system in the Andromeda galaxy

 

#8 in the Astronomical Leagues Double Star observing program

 

This pair is my favorite of the observing program so far. Their color and relative sizes are very beautiful, easy to find and well worth the time - I'll be revisiting these soon. They are the type of object that should be near the top of your list when deciding what to show newcomers to astronomy!

 

Location: Sanibel Island, Florida.

11/21/2020 @ 0330 hrs local (23:30 UTC) Naked eye limiting magnitude: 4.5

Temp: 70 deg. F (21.1C) 65 deg. dewpoint

 

RA: 02h 03m 53.92s

Dec: +42 deg. 19' 47.5"

Pa 63 deg.

Sep 9.4"

393 ly away

 

C9.25 12mm ep + 2x Barlow for 392x

 

HB graphite pencil on white copy paper, scanned and imported into GIMP, image reversed and colored.

 

Trent

 

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#2 Tyson M

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Posted 22 November 2020 - 04:13 PM

Looks like how I recall it.  One of my favorite targets in the night sky. 

 

Excellent sketch! 



#3 frank5817

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Posted 22 November 2020 - 04:35 PM

Trent,

 

This is a very fine pair and you sketched them very well.

 

Frank :)



#4 niteskystargazer

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Posted 23 November 2020 - 12:57 PM

Trent,

 

Nice sketch of Almach smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

thanx.gif ,

 

Tom



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Posted 25 November 2020 - 04:17 AM

Hi Trent,

Great sketch, and the details you've provided on it are excellent.

Clear skies,

Darren.


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