Mizar, Mitsar and Alcor in the Plough

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Mizar, Mitsar and Alcor in the Plough

Postby patthehorse » Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:43 am

For a change. Mizar is a Quadruple star. It's close companion is Mitsar. A common mistake is that Alcor is it's companion. Alcor itself has a companion. So it's a six star system, a quadruple double.
Here's a RGB 10x60s subs each filter.
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A Luminance 10x60s not as stretched to show the pair.
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and the Annotated version. You might need to enlarge this.
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Re: Mizar, Mitsar and Alcor in the Plough

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Re: Mizar, Mitsar and Alcor in the Plough

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Re: Mizar, Mitsar and Alcor in the Plough

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Re: Mizar, Mitsar and Alcor in the Plough

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