32 Camelopardalis (Struve 1694)

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.

Subject 32 Camelopardalis (STF 1694)
Classification Double 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/Time OCT 22, 2006 – 04:50 AM MST (OCT 22, 2006 – 11:50 UT)
Observing Loc. Cinder Hills Overlook, Sunset Crater National Monument, AZ
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), Visual Double Stars in Hipparcos (Dommanget+, 2000) via VizieR

*Based on published data.

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