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.

Subject Gamma Leporis (H 40)
Classification Triple Star
Position Orion [RA: 05:44.5 / Dec: -22:27]*
Separation* 96″
Magnitudes* 3.7, 6.3
Position Angle* 350�
Date/Time 01/18/05 – 12:00 AM
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 (38�F), 1st quarter Moon

Seeing 3-4/10
Transparency Mag 5.2

*Based on published data.

2 Replies to “Gamma Leporis (Herschel 40)”

  1. 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
    http://www.TAAS.org
    p.s great web site!

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