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    Default Re: Albireo: Double or fake? What say yee?



    Quote Originally Posted by SpyderwerX View Post
    I haven't seen much of anything this winter! It has either been cloudy or raining or "oh screw it"!
    'tis the season to see nothing ...
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    Default Re: Albireo: Double or fake? What say yee?

    It is still a double. Double stars can be perspective doubles or true binary stars. No one can declare a pair a true binary until an orbit has been calculated, as with, for example Sirius A & B. There are lots of perspective doubles in the sky, and lots more doubles whose status has not been determined yet.

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    Default Re: Albireo: Double or fake? What say yee?

    I think there's always been a debate on whether Albireo was a binary or a visual double though.
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    Default Re: Albireo: Double or fake? What say yee?

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    Default Re: Albireo: Double or fake? What say yee?

    Well, I got a brief glimpse of 145 Canis Majoris (Herschel 3945) until the clouds took it away from me! I believe these actually are a visual double.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bladekeeper View Post
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    Default Re: Albireo: Double or fake? What say yee?

    Gaia is one of two things. A great tool, or a myth buster! Found a video about it from the Museum of Natural History. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOJ1XmbSKhM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillrat View Post
    Gaia is one of two things. A great tool, or a myth buster! Found a video about it from the Museum of Natural History. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOJ1XmbSKhM
    So true! I'm really excited about data from the Gaia mission. This, and possibly more advanced future missions of this type, I feel will really open many doors to understanding and perspective.
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    Default Re: Albireo: Double or fake? What say yee?

    Quote Originally Posted by bladekeeper View Post
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    Crank up the printing presses! That has absolutely been my perspective of late. Knitting is definitely still an option.
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    Default Re: Albireo: Double or fake? What say yee?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hillrat View Post
    Gaia is one of two things. A great tool, or a myth buster! Found a video about it from the Museum of Natural History. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOJ1XmbSKhM
    Holy Cow Hillrat !
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