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Old 19-12-2010, 09:15 AM
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Beta Monocerotis Sketch 18/12/10

Hi everyone,

It was fairly cloudy during the day and windy but it then cleared up for a beautiful clear night with no wind.

Because the moon is almost full I decided to look at the double star Beta moncerotis which is a beautifull triple star system.It was so eye capturing I decided to make a sketch(attached is digitized sketch).At first at 150x magnification it seemed only to be a double star but popping in the 2x Barlow making it 300x magnification I saw the eastern star split into 2 the eastern stars were of light blue colour but the western star seemed to be yellow but with a blue glow around it.

With moon being so bright I only looked at some other objects already observed so no other new objects other than beta monocerotis.

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Old 19-12-2010, 10:04 AM
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Nice sketch Oristis
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Old 19-12-2010, 10:52 AM
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Hi Orestis,

Top notch sketch of one of the showpiece triples in the sky.

Well done!!


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Old 19-12-2010, 08:47 PM
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A great sketch Orestis and what a good way to make use of a moonlit sky!
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Nice work.
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Love it. What program you use to draw these?
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Old 20-12-2010, 06:40 AM
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Thanks everyone,

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Love it. What program you use to draw these?
The program I use is a free alternative to photoshop which is gimp.Its quite a nifty program.

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