Porrima, Gamma Virginis
This is a quite outstanding image! it shows the star Porrima, (the Gamma Virginis) one of the most appreciated double stars in the sky.
At this epoch, the stars are very close each other, at 1.48″”. Having them visible on this image them means that the seeing at The Virtual Telescope is amazing and the the telescope optics are superb!
This image was captured with the Celestron C14″, part of the Virtual Telescope Project. 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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