October 12, 2006: To help provide a consistent style for my double star sketches, the above sketch is a digital update to the original sketch.
While finding in the 32 mm EP, the double didn’t show up. Meissa sits at the north end of a trio of pointer stars. It’s a nice tight double. Both stars appear blue, although the brighter component is more obviously blue.
|Subject||Lambda Orionis (Meissa / 39 ORI / Struve 738)|
|Position||Orion [RA: 05:35:30.7 / Dec: +09:56:26]*|
|Magnitudes*||3.5 / 5.5|
|Date/Time||01/16/05 – 7:55 PM|
|Observing Loc.||Flagstaff, AZ – Home|
|Instrument||Orion SVP 6LT Reflector (150 mm dia./1200 mm F/L)|
|Eyepieces/Mag.||10 mm + 2X Barlow (240X)|
|Conditions||Clear, cool (34Â°F), 1st quarter Moon|
|Transparency||Mag 4.9 NELM|
*Based on published data.