(IAAC) Obj: Rigel and companion - Inst: 8 inch Orion DSE

Observer: Penny Fischer
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 7-8 p.m. EST
Location of site: Englishtown NJ (Lat 40, Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: fair- 5.0 approx. <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8 inch Orion DSE
Magnification: 47X  98X
Filter(s): None used
Object(s): Rigel and companion
Category: Multiple star.
Constellation: Ori
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
After much trying, think I finally managed to split this double star
system. It was, as described earlier, between two refraction spikes in
the primary star, but was many magnitudes dimmer than Rigel A and was
also very close.  Only averted vision and a bit of imagination helped
me "see" the dim close companion. Whew, but finally, think I did it! :)
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