July 4th, 2019


Pictures 2017

                    Deep Space 2016                                         Moon 2016

        2015, September 24                         2015, September 20

Mizar / Alcor is a visual double star visible with the naked eye. Its location is the second star in the handle of the Big Dipper. With the 5" telescope Mizar is distinguishable as a double star. The Big Dipper stars are ~ 50 to 80 light years away.

It turns out that each of the Mizar double stars is also a double star, as well as Alcor having a red dwarf circling making it a double star also.

This totals 6 double stars in the Mizar / Alcor cluster.

                Mizar / Alcor

Pictures 2017
A total of 1550 pictures were taken in groups of 50. Each group of 50 was put through an alignment program to produce the final images.