Saturday, January 19, 2019

first monthly double stars for 2019

Issued my double star "bulletin" for January 2019. 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.


Happy new orbit! While deep in the grey season, I enjoyed a decent clear night recently and knocked down a few more double stars. You could too.

staralso known asalternate catalogue 
ρ (rho) OriΣ 654SAO 112528
φ (phi) TauSHJ 40SAO 76558
15 Mon *STF 950HIP 31978
HD 49024 CMaHJ 2341**
12 CetHJ 322SAO 128791

* Have fun with 15 Mon!

** I can’t find a SAO number for HD 49024 in Canis Major but it’s near SAO 172296 if that helps… :-)

Please consider adding double stars to your observing list. They are fun, easy, sometimes challenging, interesting, colourful, and dynamic! I look forward to hearing how you did! Any questions?

Blake Nancarrow
astronomy at computer-ease dot com

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