July 4th, 2019
Deep Space 2016
2015, September 24
2015, September 20
Mizar / Alcor is a visual double star
visible with the naked eye. Its location is the second star in the handle of
the Big Dipper. With the 5" telescope Mizar is distinguishable as a double
star. The Big Dipper stars are ~ 50 to 80 light years away.
It turns out that each of the Mizar
double stars is also a double star, as well as Alcor having a red dwarf
circling making it a double star also.
This totals 6 double stars in the
Mizar / Alcor cluster.
Mizar / Alcor
A total of 1550 pictures were taken in
groups of 50. Each group of 50 was put through an alignment program to
produce the final images.