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(IAAC) Splitting Rigel



>Question...I have looked and
>looked for the double to Rigel. Burnham's lists it as splitable with a good
>six inch primary. I have an eight inch, and regardless of the conditions,
>cannot split it. What gives here? Am I missing something?
>
>Thanks!
>
>Penny
I have split this little beauty with my 8" Penny.  Look for the fairly
faint double hiding behind one of the diffraction spikes. Moving the star
of center and varying your eye placement can help.  It's worth the extra
work!
Jeff

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