Gamma Leporis (Herschel 40)


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:

This is a beautiful trio. The middle star is a deep orange. The stars look best with the 32 mm eyepiece--very brilliant, punctuated with the orange centerpiece. The 10 mm view (no barlow) looks nice too.

SubjectGamma Leporis (H 40)
ClassificationTriple Star
PositionOrion [RA: 05:44.5 / Dec: -22:27]*
Magnitudes*3.7, 6.3
Position Angle*350�
Date/Time01/18/05 - 12:00 AM
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 (38�F), 1st quarter Moon
TransparencyMag 5.2

*Based on published data.


I have observed your wonderful sketches on the internet.

I would like to use one (gamma leoporis) in a double star presentation to our astronomy club.

Is this permissible? I will of course give you credit.

Dee Friesen

p.s great web site!

Hi Dee, thanks for the request, and comments on the site. I've sent you an email.


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