35 Sextantis (Struve 1466)

Sketch of 35 Sextantis (Struve 1466/STF 1466)

Sketch of 35 Sextantis (Struve 1466)

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Observation Notes:

This nice yellow-orange/pale blue binary was also seen as citrus-orange/blended-blue-green (Haas) and topaz-yellow/smalt-blue (Smyth). The faint C star showed to the southwest, but I didn’t realize it was a component, so I didn’t measure it.

Subject 35 Sextantis (STF 1466 / ADS 7902)
Classification Multiple Star
Position (J2000)* Sextans [RA: 10 43 20.9 / Dec: +04 44 51.6]
Position Angle AB: 239° [My Measurement 2009.9]
AB: 239° [WDS 2008]*
AC: 210° [WDS 2003]*
Separation AB: 8″ [My Measurement 2009.9]
AB: 6.8″ [WDS 2008]*
AC: 333.8″ [WDS 2003]*
Magnitudes* A: 6.2; B: 7.1 C: 8.1
Spectral Types* A: K3III; B: K7D
Date/Time NOV 26, 2009 – 4:10 AM (NOV 26, 2009 – 11:10 UT)
Observing Loc. Flagstaff, AZ – Home
Instrument Orion SkyQuest XT8 Dobsonian (203 mm dia./1200 mm F/L)
Eyepieces/Mag. Pentax XW10 + 2X Barlow (240X)
Meade Astrometric EP + 2X Barlow (200X)
Conditions Clear, cold
Seeing 3/10 Pickering
Transparency Mag 6.0 NELM
*References The Washington Visual Double Star Catalog (Mason+ 2001-2009); Catalogue of Stellar Spectral Classifications (Skiff, 2009); SIMBAD; Double Stars for Small Telescopes – Sissy Haas

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