with the Sun above the horizon
Gamma is a 2.2 magnitude K0 star in the sickle of Leo, and a beautiful double star. The components are
separated by 2.5 arc seconds, and the individual stars are magnitues 2.0 and 3.2. Double stars provide an
interesting opportunity for daylight shots - if one compent is very faint, then you can determine your daytime
magnitude limit by finding the bright component first. For us, the limit is near 5th mag.
Not bad for broad daylight!
Instrument: 12.5" f/5 Newtonian
CCD Camera: Vesta Cam Pro with Sony Sensor
Location: Payson, Arizona
Elevation: 5150 ft.
Sky: Seeing FWHM = 5 sec Transparency 8/10
Outside Temperature: 90F
Processing Tools: Photoshop, Registax
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