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Re: (IAAC) Obj: 34 Orionis (Mintaka) - Inst: 8 inch Dobsonian Deep Space Explorer



You won't have that problem with Rigel.  9 arc seconds is a pretty close
fit, but wide enough to be easily separated with almost any telescope.
Just look for the fainter star close in to the glare of Rigel.
Eric Greene                        erg@america.net
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-----Original Message-----
From: Penny Fischer <pennyo@prodigy.net>
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Date: Friday, March 06, 1998 9:05 PM
Subject: Re: (IAAC) Obj: 34 Orionis (Mintaka) - Inst: 8 inch Dobsonian
Deep Space Explorer
>At 9 arc seconds separation, your scope should put
>>the stars far enough apart... the problem is picking out the faint
>>member.
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>Thanks Eric,
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>That helps also.  Is the companion so far away though that it doesn't
look
>to be part of the same system?  I had that same thing with Regulus, the
>companion is so far out, it just appears as a FOV star.
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