Bright and Multiple Stars Gallery,
taken at Fresno State's Campus Observatory,
largely by students.

All images were taken with the 16-inch Meade LX200 telescope at f/20, with a 2x Barlow lens and no filter, unless noted otherwise. All images were taken as digital video with a Philips ToUcam II, and processed into still frames with Registax. All individual video frames had exposure time of 1/5 second or less, with typically 1000-2000 frames per video. For f/20 images, the image scale is 0.14"/pixel and the field of view is 21" on a side for the thumbnail images below, and 90" x 67.5" for the full images (click the thumbnails).

61 Cyg
61 Cygni

by F. Ringwald.
(Half-scale image)
95 Her
95 Herculis

by F. Ringwald.

12 Lyn
12 Lyncis

by F. Ringwald.

55 
Psc
55 Piscium
by
F. Ringwald.

Adhara
Adhara

(Epsilon Canis Majoris,
B2II) by F. Ringwald.
Albireo
Albireo
(B8V+K3II)
at f/10 (half scale),
by F. Ringwald.
Aldebaran
Aldebaran
(K5III)
by F. Ringwald.

Gamma Leo
Algieba
(Gamma
Leonis, K0III+G7III)
by F. Ringwald.
Gamma Gem
Alhena

(Gamma Geminorum,
A0IV) by F. Ringwald.
Gamma And
Almach
(Gamma And,
K3II+B8V+A0V)
by F. Ringwald.
Alnilam
Alnilam
(Epsilon Orionis,
the middle star in Orion's
belt, B0Ia) by F. Ringwald.
Alnitak
Alnitak
(Zeta Orionis,
east star in Orion's belt,
O9.5Ib+B0III) by FAR.
Altair
Altair
(A7V)
by F. Ringwald.

Antares
Antares
(M1Ib+B4V)
by F. Ringwald.

Arcturus
Arcturus
(K2III)
by F. Ringwald.

95 
Her
Bellatrix

(Gamma Orionis, B2III)
by F. Ringwald.
Beta Mon
Beta Monocerotis
,
"Herschel's Wonder Star,"
by F. Ringwald.
Betelgeuse
Betelgeuse
(M2 Ib)
by F. Ringwald.

Capella
Capella
(G5III+G0III)
by F. Ringwald.

Castor
Castor
(A1V+A2V)
by F. Ringwald.

Cor Caroli
Cor Caroli
(A0IV+F0V)
by F. Ringwald.
(Half-scale image)
Deneb
Deneb
(A2Ia)
by F. Ringwald.

El Nath
El Nath
(Beta Tauri, B7III)
by F. Ringwald.

Enif
Enif
(Epsilon Pegasi, K2Ib)
by F. Ringwald.

Fomalhaut
Fomalhaut
(A3V)
at high airmass,
by F. Ringwald.
Gamma Arietis
Gamma Arietis

by F. Ringwald.

Gamma 
Del
Gamma Delphini

by F. Ringwald.

Hamal
Hamal

(Alpha Arietis, K2III)
by F. Ringwald.
Iota 
Cancri
Iota Cancri
, "the Albireo
of winter," by F. Ringwald.
(Half-scale image)
Iota 
Cas
Iota Cassiopeiae

by F. Ringwald.

M42 
Trapezium
The M42 Trapezium

by F. Ringwald.
(Half-scale image)
Beta Aur
Menkalinan

(Beta Aurigae, A2IV)
by F. Ringwald.
Mintaka
Mintaka
, west star in
Orion's belt (O9.5II+B2V),
by F. Ringwald.
Beta CMa
Mirzam
(Beta
Canis Majoris, B1III)
by F. Ringwald.
Mirfak
Mirfak

(Alpha Persei, F5Ib)
by F. Ringwald.
Mu Cephei
Mu Cephei
,
"Herschel's Garnet Star,"
by F. Ringwald.
Polaris
Polaris
(F7Ib-II)
by F. Ringwald.
(Half-scale image)
Pollux
Pollux
(K0III)
processed by Joe DiPirro.

Procyon
Procyon
(F5IV-V)
by F. Ringwald.

Alpha Her
Ras Algethi
(Alpha
Herculis, M5III+G5III)
processed by Joe DiPirro.
Regulus
Regulus
(B7V)
processed by
Jeraldo Martinez.
Rigel
Rigel
(B8Ia)
by F. Ringwald.

R Lep
R Leporis
,
"Hind's Crimson Star"
by F. Ringwald.
Saiph
Saiph

(Kappa Orionis, B0.5III)
by F. Ringwald.
Delta Her
Sarin
(Delta Herculis),
V(A) = 3.1, V(B) = 8.2,
processed by Joe DiPirro.
Shaula
Shaula
(Lambda Scorpii)
by F. Ringwald.

Sirius
Sirius
(A1V)
by F. Ringwald.

Spica
Spica
(B1III-IV/B2V)
by F. Ringwald.

Vega
Vega
(A0V)
by F. Ringwald.

Wezen
Wezen

(Delta Canis Majoris,
F8Ia) by F. Ringwald.
W Ori
W Ori

by F. Ringwald.

Y CVn
Y CVn,
"La Superba,"
processed by Joe DiPirro.

Epsilon 
Bootis
Epsilon Bootis

by F. Ringwald.

Zeta 
Cancri
Zeta Cancri

by F. Ringwald.

70 Oph
70 Ophiuchi

by F. Ringwald.

Alphard
Alphard
(Alpha Hydrae),
by F. Ringwald.

Kaus Australis
Kaus Australis

(Epsilon Sagittarii),
by F. Ringwald.
Graffias
Graffias
(Beta Scorpii),
by F. Ringwald.


Alcor
Alcor

by F. Ringwald.

Alioth
Alioth

(Epsilon Ursae Majoris),
by F. Ringwald.
Megrez
Megrez

(Delta Ursae Majoris),
by F. Ringwald.
Dubhe
Dubhe

(Alpha Ursae Majoris),
by F. Ringwald.
Alkaid
Alkaid

(Eta Ursae Majoris),
by F. Ringwald.
Mizar A and B
Mizar A and B

by F. Ringwald.


Phad
Phad

(Gamma Ursae Majoris),
by F. Ringwald.
Merak
Merak

(Beta Ursae Majoris),
by F. Ringwald.
Mizar and Alcor
Mizar and Alcor
, through the 70mm guidescope at f/11.7 (with a 2x Barlow lens) by F. Ringwald.

Epsilon 
Lyrae
Epsilon Lyrae
, the "double double," at f/6.3 by Michael Ragsdale.

Nu 
Draconis
Nu Draconis
by Michael Ragsdale.

Sigma Ori
Sigma Orionis
by F. Ringwald.

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