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85 Double, Multiple, and Stars of Unusual Color
(sorted by constellation)

Object list derived from DeepMap 600, copyright (c) 1997 Orion Telescopes & Binoculars.


Name

Other

RA

DEC

Separation

Mag

CON

URANO
(pg. #)

Description

 

Gamma And

205

02 03.9

+42 20

10"

2.3,5.5

And

62

bright yellow/blue pair

 

2404  

18 50.8

+10 59

4"

6.9,8.1

Aql

205

located 40' N of open cluster NGC 6709

 

V Aql  

19 04.4

-05 41

Stellar

6.6-8.4

Aql

296

unusually deep red color

 

57 Aql  

19 54.6

-08 14

36"

5.8,6.5

Aql

297

wide well-matched duo

 

Zeta Aqr  

22 28.8

-00 01

2"

4.3,4.5

Aqr

257

close evenly matched pair

 

94 Aqr  

23 19.1

-13 28

13"

5.3,7.3

Aqr

304

good color contrast

 

1 Ari  

01 50.1

+22 17

3"

6.2,7.4

Ari

128

gold/blue pair

 

Gamma Ari  

01 53.5

+19 18

8"

4.8,4.8

Ari

129

perfectly matched pair

 

Lambda Ari  

01 57.9

+23 36

37"

4.9,7.7

Ari

129

striking color contrast

 

Theta Aur  

05 59.7

+37 13

3.5"

2.6,7.1

Aur

98

large magnitude contrast

 

Kappa Boo  

14 13.5

+51 47

13"

4.6,6.6

Boo

49

striking color contrast

 

Pi Boo

1864

14 40.7

+16 25

6"

4.9,5.8

Boo

198

pleasing double star

 

Epsilon Boo

Izar

14 45.0

+27 04

3"

2.5,4.9

Boo

153

Izar-yellow/blue pair at high power

 

Xi Boo

37 Boo

14 51.4

+19 06

7"

4.7,7.0

Boo

153

yellow/violet pair

 

Mu Boo  

15 24.5

+37 23

108",2"

4.3,7.0,7.6

Boo

112

triple star, close fainter pair

 

1 Cam  

04 32.0

+53 55

10"

5.7,6.8

Cam

40

pleasing color contrast

 

32 Cam  

12 49.2

+83 25

22"

5.3,5.8

Cam

9

easily resolved similar pair

 

Eta Cas  

00 49.1

+57 49

12"

3.4,7.5

Cas

36

striking color and mag contrast

 

Iota Cas  

02 29.1

+67 24

2.5",7"

4.6,6.9,8.4

Cas

17

challenging triple with color contrast

 

Sigma Cas  

23 59.0

+55 45

3"

5.0,7.1

Cas

35

close with good color contrast

 

S Cep  

21 35.2

+78 37

Stellar

7.4-12.9

Cep

14

deep red variable, Carbon star

 

2816  

21 39.0

+57 29

12",20"

5.6,7.7,7.8

Cep

57

triple star at center of faint nebula IC 1396

 

Mu Cep

Herschel's
Garnet
Star

21 43.5

+58 47

Stellar

3.4-5.1

Cep

57

Herschel's Garnet Star-deep red variable

 

Xi Cep

17 Cep,
2863

22 03.8

+64 38

8"

4.4,6.5

Cep

33

bright double star

 

Delta Cep  

22 29.2

+58 25

41"

3.9,6.3

Cep

57

famous cepheid variable and wide double star

 

Gamma Cet  

02 43.3

+03 14

3"

3.5,7.3

Cet

220

use high power to resolve faint companion

 

h3945  

07 16.6

-23 19

27"

4.8,6.8

CMa

319

striking color contrast, 1.7 N of NGC 2362

 

Zeta Cnc  

08 12.2

+17 39

0.6",6"

5.6,6.0,6.2

Cnc

140

use highest power for close pair

 

Iota Cnc

1268

08 46.7

+28 46

30"

4.2,6.6

Cnc

102

wide pair with a good color contrast

 

Zeta CrB

1965,
7 CrB

15 39.4

+36 38

6"

5.1,6.0

CrB

112

similar nicely spaced pair

 

Delta Crv  

12 29.9

-16 31

24"

3.0,9.2

Crv

283

wide, uneven pair with nice colors

 

24 Com  

12 35.1

+18 23

20"

5.2,6.7

CVn

149

easy pair with color contrast, near M85

 

Y CVn  

12 45.1

+45 26

Stellar

7.4-10.0

CVn

75

La Superba, deep red variable

 

Alpha CVn  

12 56.0

+38 19

19"

2.9,5.5

CVn

108

bright, easy pair

 

Beta Cyg

Albireo

19 30.7

+27 58

34"

3.1,5.1

Cyg

162

Albireo-striking blue/gold pair!

 

61 Cyg

2758

21 06.9

+38 45

29"

5.2,6.0

Cyg

121

well separated double star

 

Gamma Del  

20 46.7

+16 07

10"

4.5,5.5

Del

209

bright, well-matched pair

 

16/17 Dra  

16 36.2

+52 55

3",90"

5.4,6.4,5.5

Dra

52

triple star with a close pair

 

Mu Dra  

17 05.3

+54 28

2"

5.7,5.7

Dra

52

very close with identical magnitudes

 

Nu Dra  

17 32.2

+55 11

62"

4.9,4.9

Dra

53

very wide similar pair

 

40/41 Dra

2308

18 00.2

+80 00

19"

5.7,6.1

Dra

12

easily resolved pair

 

Theta Eri  

02 58.3

-40 18

8"

3.4,4.5

Eri

390

bright, striking pair

 

32 Eri  

03 54.3

-02 57

7"

4.8,6.1

Eri

222

easy pair with good colors

 

55 Eri  

04 43.6

-08 48

9"

6.7,6.8

Eri

269

perfectly matched double

 

Delta Gem

55 Gem

07 20.1

+21 59

6"

3.5,8.2

Gem

139

very unequal magnitude pair

 

Castor

Alpha Gem

07 34.6

+31 53

2"

1.9,2.9

Gem

100

very bright, but tight pair

 

Kappa Her  

16 08.1

+17 03

28"

5.3,6.5

Her

155

wide pair with an excellent color contrast

 

Alpha Her  

17 14.6

+14 23

5"

3.5,5.4

Her

202

excellent color contrast

 

Rho Her

2161,
75 Her

17 23.7

+37 09

4"

4.6,5.6

Her

115

bright and fairly close pair

 

95 Her  

18 01.5

+21 36

6"

5.0,5.1

Her

159

perfectly matched duo

 

N Hyd  

11 32.3

-29 16

9"

5.8,5.9

Hyd

367

equal magnitude pair

 

8 Lac  

22 35.9

+39 38

22"

5.7,6.5

Lac

87

easy in all scopes

 

Gamma Leo  

10 20.0

+19 51

4"

2.2,3.5

Leo

144

bright, striking pair

 

R Lep

Hind's
Crimson
Star

04 59.6

-14 48

Stellar

5.5-11.7

Lep

269

Hind's Crimson Star-deep red variable

 

12 Lyn

948

06 46.2

+59 27

2",9"

5.4,6.0,7.3

Lyn

42

use high power on close pair

 

19 Lyn

1062

07 22.9

+55 17

15"

5.6,6.5

Lyn

42

easy fairly bright pair

 

Epsilon Lyr

Double-
Double

18 44.3

+39 40

208",
2.6",2.3"

5.0,6.1,
5.2,5.5

Lyr

82

Double-Double, two well-matched pairs

 

Zeta Lyr  

18 44.8

+37 36

44"

4.3,5.9

Lyr

117

wide double star

 

O 525  

18 54.9

+33 58

45"

6.0,7.7

Lyr

117

wide with good colors

 

Epsilon Mon

8 Mon

06 23.8

+04 36

13"

4.5,6.5

Mon

227

good color contrast

 

Beta Mon  

06 28.8

-07 02

7",10"

4.7,5.2,6.1

Mon

272

unusual similar magnitude triple star

 

36 Oph  

17 15.3

-26 36

5"

5.1,5.1

Oph

337

identical matched pair

 

39 Oph  

17 18.0

-24 17

10"

5.4,6.9

Oph

337

striking color contrast

 

70 Oph  

18 05.5

+02 30

3"

4.2,6.0

Oph

249

close challenging pair

 

Beta Ori

Rigel

05 14.5

-08 12

9"

0.1,6.8

Ori

270

Rigel, very large magnitude contrast

 

Lambda Ori  

05 35.1

+09 56

4"

3.6,5.5

Ori

180

large magnitude contrast

 

Theta-1 Ori

Trapezium

05 35.3

-05 23

9",13",22"

6.7,7.9,
5.1,6.7

Ori

225

Trapezium-quadruple star at heart of M42

 

Sigma Ori  

05 38.7

-02 36

11",12,43"

4.0,10,7.5,6.5

Ori

226

pretty quadruple star

 

Zeta Ori  

05 40.8

-01 57

2.4"

1.9,4.0

Ori

226

fainter companion lost in glare, use high power

 

65 Psc

61

00 49.9

+27 43

4"

6.3,6.3

Psc

127

evenly matched pair

 

Psi-1 Psc

88,
74 Psc

01 05.6

+21 28

30"

5.6,5.8

Psc

127

wide but similar magnitudes

 

Zeta Psc

100

01 13.7

+07 35

23"

5.6,6.5

Psc

172

easily split bright pair

 

Alpha Psc  

02 02.0

+02 46

2"

4.2,5.1

Psc

219

close pair, use high power

 

TX Psc

19 Psc

23 46.4

+03 29

Stellar

6.9-7.7

Psc

215

deep red variable of Carbon class

 

Kappa Pup  

07 38.8

-26 48

10"

4.5,4.7

Pup

319

equal magnitude pair

 

Xi Sco  

16 04.4

-11 22

7"

4.5,7.3

Sco

290

double star, also extremely close primary

 

Nu Sco  

16 12.0

-19 28

40",1",1"

4.3,6.8,6.4,7.8

Sco

335

very difficult quadruple star

 

Delta Ser  

15 34.8

+10 32

4"

4.2,5.2

Ser

199

bright pair in Serpens Caput

 

Theta Ser

2417,
63 Ser

18 56.2

+04 12

22"

4.5,5.4

Ser

251

bright, wide pair in Serpens Cauda

 

118 Tau

716

05 29.3

+25 09

5"

5.8,6.6

Tau

135

well-matched double star

 

Iota Tri  

02 12.4

+30 18

4"

5.3,6.9

Tri

92

striking color contrast

 

Zeta UMa

Mizar

13 23.9

+54 56

14"

2.3,4.0

Uma

48

Mizar in handle of Big Dipper, also Alcor nearby

 

Alpha UMi

Alpha
UMi

02 31.8

+89 16

18"

2.0,9.0

UMi

1

Polaris-much fainter companion

 

Gamma Vir

Porimma

12 41.7

-01 27

3"

3.5,3.5

Vir

239

Porrima, beautiful equal magnitude pair

 



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