Sunday, May 03, 2020

posted May 2020 doubles

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


Chris asked me for my monthly double stars to include in his May 2020 The Sky This Month presentation so you may have had a sneak preview… [tada!]

Here’s a short selection of fairly easy double stars from my life list.

staralso known asalternate catalogue(s)
δ (delta) DraAltais, Nodus Secundus, BUP 186SAO 18222, HIP 94376
θ (theta) VirΣ1724 (Struve)SAO 139189, HIP 64238
HD 111845 ComSTF (Struve) 1685SAO 100307, HIP 62783
HD 109556 CrvΣ1659SAO 157384, HIP 61466
6 LeoSHJ 107SAO 117751, HIP 46774

Please consider adding double stars to your observing list. They are fun, tantalising, colourful, and dynamic! Visible anywhere, any time, with any equipment.

I look forward to hearing how you did! Share your observations. Happy to take questions.

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

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