Pi Boötis (Struve 1864)

Observation Notes:

This appeared as a pale blue primary with a subtly colored secondary that seemed to be off-white in color. The were separated by about 5 1st-diffraction-ring radii.

Subject Pi Bootis (−1864)
Classification Double Star
Position (J2000) Bootes [RA: 14:40:43.5 / Dec: +16:25:06]*
Position Angle* 109° (1988)
Separation* 5.6″ (1988)
Magnitudes* 5.0 / 5.9
Spectral Types*
Date/Time SEP 03, 2006 – 10:10 PM MST (SEP 04, 2006 – 05:10 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)
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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