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Companion of Sirius? 4" refractor or 6" SCT?

Started by drachal, 04/07/2020 01:19AM
Posted 04/07/2020 01:19AM Opening Post
I may be too late to attempt the companion of Sirius until later this year; I haven't checked its position in the sky lately. Has anyone had any success with detecting the companion with either of these size scopes? My refractor is a Skywatcher 4" F9, the SCT a Celestron. Thanks for any input.

Darian R.
Posted 04/07/2020 01:52AM #1
Originally Posted by Darian Rachal
I may be too late to attempt the companion of Sirius until later this year; I haven't checked its position in the sky lately. Has anyone had any success with detecting the companion with either of these size scopes? My refractor is a Skywatcher 4" F9, the SCT a Celestron. Thanks for any input.
Read this and try your 4:

https://florin.myip.org/blog/how-see-sirius-b
Posted 04/07/2020 03:02AM #2
Originally Posted by Rod Kaufman

Read this and try your 4:

https://florin.myip.org/blog/how-see-sirius-b
Thanks Rod, it still may not be too late for me to give it a try; some of the best seeing I'd had here has been in April. From my experience with the companion of Antares, I know how important seeing is.😷🙂

Darian R.