Psi-1 Piscium (Struve 88)

Observation Notes:

Color was pretty subtle here. The southern star was pale blue and the northern star picked up a greenish yellow appearance. Magnitudes of the two brightest stars were too similar to tell apart. A third fainter star appeared toward the east southeast.

Subject Psi-1 Piscium (STF 88)
Classification Multiple Star
Position (J2000) Pisces [RA: 01:05:40.9 / Dec: +21:28:23]*
Position Angle* AB=159° (1832); AC=123° (1959)
Separation* AB=30.0″ (1832); AC=92.6″ (1959)
Magnitudes* A=5.31; B=5.53; C=11.2
Spectral Types* A=A1Vn; B=A0Vn; C=?
Date/Time SEP 04, 2006 – 12:45 AM MST (SEP 04, 2006 – 07:45 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 6/10
Transparency NELM Mag ~4.0
References The Washington Visual Double Star Catalog, 1996.0 (Worley+, 1996); Visual Double Stars in Hipparcos (Dommanget+, 2000); and SIMBAD via VizieR

*Based on published data.