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Re: (IAAC) Obj: beta Ori (Rigel) - Inst: Orion 6" Dob



Luis ArgŁelles wrote:
> 
> William,
> 
> Congratulations a lot for your split of Rigel. You tried it several times, and I'm happy to see that you succeded.
> 
> >>>
> So what do you think made it successful? It HAS to be the conditions, as I've used a similar configuration (26 mm on a barlow with an 8 inch mirror) and not gotten a split!
> >>>
> 
> Penny,

I guess it was the conditions - Orion is a lot higher in the sky now
than when the project started. I had a similar experience with Polaris -
I tried a number of times and then one night - voila! there it was.

William
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