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Last update: 2017-09-24

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- Double Stars (Her) -

This is just a small selection of evident, quite recommendable double stars. Some of these I have 'found' during starhopping.

And (2) Boo (1) Com (1) Del (2) Psc (1)
Aql (3) Cas (1) CVn (2) Her (2) Tau (5)
Ari (2) Cep (1) Cyg (3) Oph (1) UMa (1)

STF2016 (**)

Name: STF2016
Type: **
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 16h12m07.05s / +11°54'39.20"
Components: v8.5 mag / v9.6 mag / 7.5" / 148.0° / 2005
Only 11 arcminutes northwestward is the pretty bright planetary nebula IC4593.

120mm f/5, 40x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
SQM-L 20.6: At 40x separable with obvious difference in brightness. At 75x easily separated.

STF2280 (**)

Name: STF2280
Type: **
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 18h07m49.56s / +26°06'04.40"
Components: AB / v5.8 mag / v5.8 mag / 14.2" / 183.0° / 2011
120mm f/5, 40x, Bortle 5+, SQM-L 20.8
SQM-L 20.5: Very nice, evident double star with equally bright components.