October 18, 2006: To help provide a consistent style for my double star sketches, the above sketch is a digital update to the original sketch.
The primary star was yellowish with a blueish secondary. They made a good pair at low power (38X). The 240X view wasn’t as striking. I estimated PA at 50Â° and separation at 50″. Listed values from the AL double star list are 46Â° and 37″.
|Subject||Double/Multiple Star: Lambda Arietis (H 12)|
|Position||Aries [RA: 01:57:54 / Dec: +23:36]*|
|Date/Time||08/14/05 – 12:45 AM|
|Observing Loc.||Flagstaff, AZ – Home|
|Instrument||Orion SVP 6LT Reflector (150 mm dia./1200 mm F/L)|
|Eyepieces/Mag.||10 mm + 2X Barlow (240X)|
|Conditions||Partly cloudy, calm, 55Â°F|
|Transparency||NELM Mag 5.8|
*Based on published data.