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#1 SBacon


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Posted 03 December 2018 - 06:09 PM

From the Mollie Brown Observatory 12/03/18 . . . While aligning the 8" LX90, it chose Capella as one of it's alignment stars. It' the third-brightest in the northern celestial hemisphere. Its almost 43 light years away and is actually a quadruple star system. Two of the main stars are 12 and 9 times larger than our sun and orbit each other closer than the earth orbits the sun.  I shot this with and without difraction spikes.  Which do you like better?

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#2 MistrBadgr


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Posted 04 December 2018 - 03:53 PM

Hi Steve! 


Another interesting set of images.  I cannot really tell you which I like best.  Both have their own merits.  If I had to pick one, I would probably pick the one with the defraction spikes.



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Bill Steen, Sky Hunters' Haven Observatory, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

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