Subject: Triton Sent: Sunday, November 11, 2001 4:12:56 From: firstname.lastname@example.org This is really a question for postingon User Observations if that is possible. I have been looking for Neptune for some days now. I have been aligning fine and going to Mars (and synching on it), then when I go to Neptune, I see a double point of light. I can't believe I am seeing Triton as well as Neptune, not with 90mm of aperture and not even using a Barlow lens - I know Triton is big, but I still find that pretty incredible, and it is low on our horizon by the time it's visible, so viewing not brilliant. Also there are a fair few double stars in Capricorn. Yet whenever I re-align and try again, back I come to the same double spot. Any opinions, please? Paul Davey 44 Great College Street Brighton BN2 1HL EnglandMike here: In looking at my Voyager III display, I don't see any real bright stars near Neptune and Triton is well off to the side. But it is around Magnitude 13 (approx) so it won't be seen in a 90mm telescope. There are some brighter stars within about a degree of Neptune right now.
Thanks for the reply Mike. I guess I must be looking at a double star, although I keep checking my alignment and synching. It is all so low on the horizon I am not getting brilliant viewing, even when the sky is clear. All the best.
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