Izar, Epsilon Bootis
Izar, epsilon Bootis, is one of the most celebrated double stars in the sky. It was also called “Pulcherrima” (in latin, “the most beautiful” by Wilhem von Struve.
This amazing image captures this difficult double, showing its different colors. Seeing was 1.4″.
This image was captured with the Celestron C14″, part of the Virtual Telescope Project, with a set of color filters. The OTA in installed on a Paramount ME mount, by Software Bisque. The CCD camera is a SBIG ST8-XME. The image scale is of 0.62″/pixel.
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