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Sirius A and B - Animation

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Dario Pires Optics Newtonian 16" f/4.8 german equatorial

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 224 MC

Mounts: Dario Pires Mechanicals Germanic Equatorial

Filters: Baader Planetarium IR/UV Cut filter

Accessory: Celestron Barlow Ultima 2x Apo



Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1830433


Resolution: 640x480

Locations: Otus Observatory, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil

Description

Sirius A and B - Newtonian 16" f/4.8 with ASI 224 camera

The current separation is approximately 10 "and they are easily observed with instruments below 8 inch aperture. The maximum separation between the two will be 11" by 2019, when they will again approach. In the Northern Hemisphere, Sirius is in a very bad position in the sky, but for us in the Southern Hemisphere, his position practically in zenith makes it an excellent object to photograph and admire. More about it can be see here:

http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/sirius-b-a-new-pup-in-my-life/

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