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

Hi Barry,

Here's some info I garnered from SMP: Alpha has 2 very close components,
A being 0.06" distant and B being 0.51" distant.(and mag 14.5) There are
also 4 other stars in the "system",(B-E) ranging from mag 11 to 14.5 and
with separations of 40" to 174". The D star is listed as an optical

Hope this helps a bit.

Best regards,

barry.sharpe@btinternet.com wrote:
> 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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