Monday, October 11, 2010

The double star 6Tri in Triangulum

This is the double star 6Tri in the Triangulum constellation. It is also called "TZ Tri" and it is 305 light years away from us. Amateur astronomers can identify two stars with a brightsness of 5.15 and 6.55 magnitudes and a separation of 4" arcseconds. It is well observed through an amateur telescope at a magnification of 200x. The photo above has been taken at 2415mm focal length and it has been digitally x2 zoomed.

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