Theta 2 Orionis (Struve 16)


October 18, 2006: To help provide a consistent style for my double star sketches, the above sketch is a digital update to the original sketch.

Observation Notes:

These 3 stars near the trapezium are widely spaced, and appear as bright or brighter than the trapezium's C star.

SubjectTheta 2 Orionis (STF 16)
ClassificationMultiple Star
PositionOrion [RA: 05:35.4 / Dec: -05:25]*
Magnitudes*5.2, 6.5
Position Angle*92�
Date/Time01/17/05 - 11:05 PM
Observing Loc.Flagstaff, AZ - Home
InstrumentOrion SVP 6LT Reflector (150 mm dia./1200 mm F/L)
Eyepieces/Mag.10 mm + 2X Barlow (240X)
ConditionsClear, cool (39�F), 1st quarter Moon
TransparencyMag 5.2

*Based on published data.


Yesss!!!--a real learning experience. I was looking (through illegal amounts of streetlight-
there are SIX streetlights in front of my house)
at this a couple of nights ago. (4" Unitron/20mm obj.) What a lovely sight; and was thinking to sketch it. Having seen your work gives both knowledge that it CAN be done beautifully and
apowerful jostle to do so.
Again, Thanks and my best to you

Thanks Bill, I'm glad you like the sketch! I hope you get some viewing time away from those street lights--and that you'll give sketching a try.

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