Monday, May 16, 2016

checked GCB 31

Had a quick look at GCB 31 in the Washington Double Star database.

The full WDS identifier is 18266+0627GCB  31.

It seems there have only been 8 observations... The first was in 1900. The PA was 60 and the separation was 4.5. As of 2009, 76 and 4.4. Interesting! This matches my visual impression of the stars in the photograph from a couple of nights back. And it shows SkyTools is using some really old data.

Also, the WDS shows the magnitudes of A and B both as 9.5. Which also supports what I saw. Looks like the mag data in ST3P is wrong.

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