Arcturus in Boötes

Edison Urdaneta
Location of photo
Cagua, State Aragua Venezuela (N 10° 11' 24.00" W 67° 27' 36.00").
Date/Time of photo
07-13-2014 20:22 (00:52 UTC) ── 20:44 (01:14 UTC)
Telescope reflector aperture 114mm (4.5"), focal length 900mm and eyepiece (1.25") 13mm. Digital camera 10 megapixels and optical zoom 5X.
Arcturus is a double star, in the constellation of Boötes. It is an orange giant star located about 36.71 light years. Arcturus is fourth brightest star, to include the Sun (Source: Stellarium and Wikipedia). Taken with afocal method and ISO 400. Image processed with RegiStax6 (6 pictures). Picture enlarged and cutting.

One thought on “Arcturus in Boötes

  1. Edison Urdaneta Post author

    Arcturus is not a double star. Mistake in Stellarium 0.12.4.

    Greetings, Edison.

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