This is one of seven double star sketches I submitted to Sky and Telescope for an article in the September 2006 issue, More of My Favorite Double Stars by James Mullaney. I had already observed five of them, but Struve 3053 was a new observation. It was a wonderfully colorful surprise. The primary was a nicely saturated yellow with a deep blue secondary. The PA appeared to be about 80Â° with a separation of about 24 arc seconds. WDS measurements from 1832 list 70Â° PA and 15.2 arc second separation. The double can be found listed under HIP 207 and HIP 209. Be sure to take a look at this beauty!
|Subject||Struve 3053 (âˆ'3053)|
|Position||Cassiopeia [RA: 00:02:36 / Dec: +66:06:00]*|
|Position Angle*||70Â° (1993)|
|Date/Time||JUN 13, 2006 - 01:30 AM MST (JUN 13, 2006 - 08:30 UT)|
|Observing Loc.||Flagstaff, AZ - Home|
|Instrument||Orion SVP 6LT Reflector (150 mm dia./1200 mm F/L)|
|Eyepieces/Mag.||10 mm + 2X Barlow (240X)|
|Transparency||NELM Mag 5.2|
|References||WDS via VizieR|
*Based on published data.