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Lesson Tag: Orion

Double Stars of Orion

Orion is one of the most famous and easily recognised constellations in the night sky. It is also winter’s predominant evening vision which is why right now is a perfect time to scan some of its brightest stars hunting for doubles. There are eight such doubles I’m going to give you to hunt down in …

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Trapezium, in the Orion Nebula

Target Type Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Size Trapezium Star system 05h 36m 15s -05° 22′ 41″ Orion +5.1 20 arcseconds Recently, I was testing out a new zoom eyepiece. I use it on last months challenge number two, the double stars of Orion. Whilst in Orion, I can never resist the temptation to look …

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