32 Camelopardalis (Struve 1694)

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Observation Notes:

This was a little fun to line up, so near the celestial pole. Once I got there, I sighted a wide pair of pale blue stars of nearly equal magnitude. I marked them about 45 arcseconds apart with a PA of 305 degrees. Actual values are 22 arcseconds and 326 degrees, so I was a bit generous on the separation here.

Subject32 Camelopardalis (STF 1694)
ClassificationDouble Star
Position (J2000)[RA: 12:49:13.5 / Dec: +83:24:46]*
Position Angle*326° (1820)
Separation*22.0" (1820)
21.5" (1978)
Magnitudes*A = 5.28; B = 5.85
Spectral Types*A = A2; B = A0
Date/TimeOCT 22, 2006 - 04:50 AM MST (OCT 22, 2006 - 11:50 UT)
Observing Loc.Cinder Hills Overlook, Sunset Crater National Monument, AZ
InstrumentOrion SVP 6LT Reflector (150 mm dia./1200 mm F/L)
Eyepieces/Mag.10 mm + 2X Barlow (240X)
ConditionsClear, calm
Seeing5/10
TransparencyNELM Mag 6.8+
ReferencesThe Washington Visual Double Star Catalog, 1996.0 (Worley+, 1996), Visual Double Stars in Hipparcos (Dommanget+, 2000) via VizieR

*Based on published data.

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