Re: (IAAC) Obj: 34 Orionis (Mintaka) - Inst: 8 inch Dobsonian Deep Space Explorer
You won't have that problem with Rigel. 9 arc seconds is a pretty close
fit, but wide enough to be easily separated with almost any telescope.
Just look for the fainter star close in to the glare of Rigel.
Eric Greene firstname.lastname@example.org
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From: Penny Fischer <email@example.com>
Date: Friday, March 06, 1998 9:05 PM
Subject: Re: (IAAC) Obj: 34 Orionis (Mintaka) - Inst: 8 inch Dobsonian
Deep Space Explorer
>At 9 arc seconds separation, your scope should put
>>the stars far enough apart... the problem is picking out the faint
>That helps also. Is the companion so far away though that it doesn't
>to be part of the same system? I had that same thing with Regulus, the
>companion is so far out, it just appears as a FOV star.