Double Star


About this object


Double star in Ursa Major (Big Dipper).  Mizar is the brighter star of the pair and is the second star from the end of the handle of the dipper.  The separation between the double stars and the third bright star Alcor can be detected with good eyes and dark skies. 



Technical Information


Optics:                                  Meade LX90 8" SCT @ f/3.3              


Camera:                               Meade DSI


Date:                                     April 30th, 2006   (2006 Texas Star Party)


Location:                               Ft. Davis, Texas


Exposure Details:                50 x 11.3 seconds


Acquisition:                           Meade AutoStar Envisage


Processing:                           AIP4WIN, Photoshop CS