Tuesday, February 04, 2020

doubles for Feb 2020

Sent out my double star "bulletin" for February 2020. It is a short list of suggested targets. I shared this on the RASC Toronto Centre forums. And I post here for all.


Missed January somehow. No matter. The weather has been beta Pegasi or… Scheat.

OK. Here are some double stars for your viewing enjoyment.

staralso known asalternate catalogue(s)
θ (theta) AurOΣ (STT) 545SAO 58636, HIP 28380
1 CamDL Cam or (STF) Σ550SAO 24672, HIP 21148
χ (chi) GemES 2628SAO 79896, HIP 39424
γ (gamma) LepH 6 40SAO 170759, HIP 27072
α (alpha) OriBetelgeuse or H 6 39SAO 113271, HIP 27989

Doubles are fun, easy, challenging, interesting, colourful, and dynamic! If at first glance, you don’t see anything obvious, keep warm and keep staring.

Be seeing you.
Blake Nancarrow
astronomy at computer-ease dot com

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