Struve 3053

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Observation Notes:

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 80° with a separation of about 24 arc seconds. WDS measurements from 1832 list 70° 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!

SubjectStruve 3053 (âˆ'3053)
ClassificationDouble Star
PositionCassiopeia [RA: 00:02:36 / Dec: +66:06:00]*
Separation*15.2" (1832)
Magnitudes*5.9, 7.3
Position Angle*70° (1993)
Date/TimeJUN 13, 2006 - 01:30 AM MST (JUN 13, 2006 - 08:30 UT)
Observing Loc.Flagstaff, AZ - Home
InstrumentOrion SVP 6LT Reflector (150 mm dia./1200 mm F/L)
Eyepieces/Mag.10 mm + 2X Barlow (240X)
ConditionsClear, calm
Seeing4/10
TransparencyNELM Mag 5.2
ReferencesWDS via VizieR

*Based on published data.

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