Both of these stars are double stars, and with these pictures, its quite apparent!
Ursa Major – The Rest of the Big Dipper
Last night I posted a picture featuring Mizar and Alcor, a nice double star located in the handle of the Big Dipper, an asterism in the constellation Ursa Major. Well, I did not get all of the Big Dipper in the shot, so here is the rest of the Big Dipper.
Mizar, Alcor & Ursa Major – 7/31/08
Here is one of my favorite targets in my telescope – Mizar and Alcor, a double star in Ursa Major, aka the Big Dipper.