Re: (IAAC) Obj: Alpha Ori - Inst: 10" F4.8 Equatorial Mount GP/DX

Thanks again barry

I was using Skymap pro which has put a line through the star Alpha Orionis, Which i thought meant that it was a double i am very possibly using the program wrong. If anyone could clear this up i would apprceciate it. i know that if there is just a circle with no colour then that indicates a variable, but with a horizontal line does this not indicate a double. If this is wrong then i appologise.
and am only to pleased that i marked my experience down to less than one year. :-)

Thanks again Barry and please correct me whenever it's the only way i will learn...
> Hi Barry
> This is the other Barry again.  I am pretty new at this stuff also so I
> could be wrong. Please feel free to correct me if I am wrong.  It seems
> as though you are trying to split stars that are not list as double and
> may be confusing other stars that you are splitting.
> 1. Alpha Ori, aka Betelgeuse is not a double.
> 2. Gamma Ori, is Bellatrix is not a double but if you are identifing the
> stars by the Greek Alphabet it would be easy to confuse the Gamma symbol
> with the upside down Y looking thing that is Lambda which is a double.
> If I am mistaken please feel free to correct me.
> Stars in your eyes,
> Barry Martasian
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