Mesarthim (Gamma Arietis) Double Star in Aries
Mesarthim (Gamma Arietis) is an enjoyable double star easily split in small telescopes. The
equal brightness and color of the two stars add to the viewing pleasure. The two stars rotate
around a common center of gravity once every 5,000 or so years. Mesarthim is the third
brightest star in the constellation Aries. The star's name is so old that the word's original
language is not known nor is it's meaning understood. Drawing made with a 155mm refractor
and 13mm Ethos eyepiece from the deck of my house in Columbia, Maryland.