Flamsteed Astronomy Society

Viewing with the 28-inch Great Equatorial

February 2005

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Pictures by Tony Sizer NMM

Saturn and its moons

 

 

 

The picture (right) of the planet and six moons (?) is a composite from two photographs. With an exposure long enough to capture the moons, the image of the planet would be overexposed

Castor in Gemini, the Twins

 

 

 

With the naked eye Castor is seen as just a single star, but it is a triple-system (L). A bright double with a red dwarf off to the right.