(IAAC) Obj: Alcor/Mizar A & B - Inst: 8 inch Orion Deep Space Explorer Dob/Newt


Observer: Penny Fischer
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: March 5th 8 p.m. EST
Location of site: Central NJ USA (Lat 40, Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 3.5-4.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 4 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Major - gibbous or near object
Instrument: 8 inch Orion Deep Space Explorer Dob/Newt
Magnification: 47X
Object(s): Alcor/Mizar A & B
Category: Multiple star
Constellation: Uma
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Alcor and Mizar easily split almost to the edge of the field of view
at 47x. Nice separation tonight although there was noticeable
twinkling in the atmosphere.

Mizar is an interesting double. Both stars are quite white and quite
bright, although Mizar B is MUCH smaller.  This is an interesting
double that anyone can easily see and resolve with just a bit of
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