Monday, March 17, 2014

viewed one double (Mississauga)

Viewed φ (phi) Tauri with the Celestron 8-inch in the backyard.

Widely separated pair (at low power). Lovely colours. Primary is a shimmering gold; the attendant is an intense blue. Very different magnitudes, I guessed 3, Haas says 2.5.

There was a bright unrelated star a good distance away, 5 times or more the separation of A and B, opposite direction of secondary, and it is a startling orange-red!

The three together make a stunning showpiece for star colours.

No comments: