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Winter Albireos!

Discussion in 'Astrophotography and Imaging' started by Orion25, Feb 23, 2020.

Winter Albireos!

Started by Orion25 on Feb 23, 2020 at 8:31 AM

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  1. Orion25

    Orion25 Well-Known Member

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    It's a perfect time to see some beautiful double stars! In the winter sky, you can see the blue/gold pairs 145G in Canis Major, Iota Cancri in Cancer and Almach in Andromeda. Almach can be seen in the early evening sky but it's progressively getting lost in evening twilight. The famous Albireo in Cygnus can be seen best during the summer. 145G is sometimes called the "Winter Albireo". Here is a composite I created a few years ago:

    ASTRONOMY - ALBIREO, 145 G, ALMACH & IOTA CANCRI COMPOSITE SM.jpg

    Clear skies!
    Reggie :)
     
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    Thank you for posting this, Reggie. Colorful double/multiple stars are interesting (mesmerizing) to observe. I find that smaller objective telescopes with long focal lengths, APO or Achromat, give the best color rendition on these stars.

    Ed
     
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    You're welcome, Ed. Thanks for the tip :)
     

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