Alpha Librae (SHJ 186)


Observation Notes:

This is a very wide double and looks great at low power. The primary was pale blue with a dull orange secondary.

Subject Alpha Librae (SHJ 186)
Classification Double Star
Position (J2000) Libra [RA: 14:50:52.6 / Dec: -16:02:30]*
Position Angle* 314° (1823)
Separation* 231″ (1823)
Magnitudes* 2.75 / 5.15
Spectral Types* A3IV / F4IV
Date/Time SEP 03, 2006 – 08:30 PM MST (SEP 04, 2006 – 03:30 UT)
Observing Loc. Flagstaff, AZ – Home
Instrument Orion SVP 6LT Reflector (150 mm dia./1200 mm F/L)
Eyepieces/Mag. 32 mm (37.5X); 10 mm + 2X Barlow (240X)
Conditions Partly cloudy, calm
Seeing 4/10
Transparency NELM Mag ~4.0
References The Washington Visual Double Star Catalog, 1996.0 (Worley+, 1996) via VizieR

*Based on published data.

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