Iota Cancri (Struve 1268)

Observation Notes:

Iota Cancri was a wide double with a brilliant yellow primary and a rich blue secondary. The PA appeared to be 315° (actual WDS value is 307°). Separation looked like about 55 arc seconds, but the WDS value is actually 30.4 arc seconds.

Subject Iota Cancri (STF 1268)
Classification Double Star
Position (J2000) [RA: 08:46:41.8 / Dec: +28:45:35]*
Position Angle* 307° (1828)
Separation* 30.4″ (1828)
Magnitudes* 4.03 / 6.58
Spectral Types* G5 / A5
Date/Time OCT 22, 2006 – 3:20 AM MST (OCT 22, 2006 – 10:20 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 Clear, calm

Seeing 5/10
Transparency NELM Mag 6.8+
References The Washington Visual Double Star Catalog, 1996.0 (Worley+, 1996) and CCDM (Catalog of Components of Double & Multiple stars (Dommanget+ 2002) via VizieR

*Based on published data.

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