I was unable to tell which star was the primary, so the PA appeared to be either 203Â° or 157Â°. Separation seemed to be about 10 arc seconds. WDS values from 1783 are 210Â° and 9.3 arc seconds. That’s a pretty old measurement, and I’m not sure how close it is to a more modern measurement. But it was close to what I saw. Colors appeared as white for the northeast star, and pale yellow for the southwest star.
|Subject||N Hydrae (H 96)|
|Position (J2000)||[RA: 11:32:16 / Dec: -29:15:46]*|
|Position Angle*||210Â° (1783)|
|Spectral Types*||F8V; F8V|
|Date/Time||JAN 18, 2007 – 05:50 AM MST (JAN 18, 2007 – 12:50 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, 5Â° F|
|Transparency||NELM Mag ~5.8|
|References||The Washington Visual Double Star Catalog, 1996.0 (Worley+, 1996)|
*Based on published data.