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Grant Privett

You can understand Owen’s concern though, as (above) an experienced observer manages it twice in 30 years while using a 300mm Mewlon and some other very useful sounding instruments and yet its now being seen in scopes much smaller than that used to discover it. Yes, optics are better now and baffling has improved, but the MKI eyeball hasnt changed much (and mine could certainly do with an upgrade). 

And I’m with him on newsgroups, sometimes the content is low quality.

Raises an important question about observing dim companions of bright stars.