Saturday, June 6, 2009

Porrima IS pulling apart

Further to my post on Porrima, it is indeed pulling apart and I could make out two spheres of light. It is quite a site given after my last posting on actually observing Porrima back in April it has moved beyond the classic figure eight pattern to a more discernable double disc.

What I did not see was a space between them, not yet. Granted, it was lower in the sky and seeing was not all that terrific.

Tonight was a first trial run of an Antares Refractor, the Antares 105mm, 1500mm focal length. This is an f/14 Vixen Spec achromat. Hopefully I will have a lot more time to thoroughly test it and post a review. So far results look very promising.

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