Tuesday, June 02, 2020

posted June 2020 doubles

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


Hope you’re well in this new normal. At least the weather is improving.

I’ve beat this drum before, that you can observe double stars anywhere, any time, despite light pollution. So they should make for good targets when you want to just work quietly from the backyard. 

For June 2020, here’s a short selection of fairly easy double stars from my life list.

staralso known asalternate catalogue(s)
HR 6983 DraΣ or Struve 2348SAO 31051, HIP 91013
HR 5386 BooΣ or STF 1835HD 126129, HIP 70327
HR 5816 LibΣ1962HD 139461, SAO 140672
HD 119702 UMiHJ 2682SAO 7867, HIP 66728
HR 4698 ComΣ1633HD 107398, HIP 60197

I look forward to hearing how you did! Share your observations. Ask me anything.

Blake Nancarrow
astronomy at computer-ease dot com

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