Friday, October 19, 2018

your monthly double stars

Issued my double star "bulletin" for October. It is a short list of suggested double and multi-star targets. I shared this on the RASC Toronto Centre forums. And I post here for all.


With the Moon all full and bright and moony again, it's time to take in fantastic double stars.

Here's a short selection of doubles from my life list, ones I find rather interesting. I did not include terribly tight targets.

staralso known asalternate catalogue 
Σ2819 CepHD 206482SAO 33652
Σ2816 CepHR 8281SAO 33626
Σ2902 LacHD 212468HIP 110539
η (eta) PerMiramSAO 23655
94 AqrSTF 2998SAO 165625

Be sure to add doubles to your observing list. They resist light pollution, are easy, colourful, and fun. Let me know how you did!

Blake Nancarrow
astronomy at computer-ease dot com

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