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Last update: 2017-11-14

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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 (4) Boo (1) Com (1) Del (2) Peg (4) Tau (5)
Aql (3) Cas (9) CVn (2) Her (2) Per (1) UMa (1)
Ari (2) Cep (3) Cyg (4) Oph (1) Psc (1)

100 Her (**)

Name: 100 Her, STF2280
Type: **
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 18h07m49.56s / +26°06'04.40"
Components: AB / v5.8 mag / v5.8 mag / 14.4" / 183° / 2016
120mm f/5, 40x, Bortle 5+, SQM-L 20.8
SQM-L 20.5: Very nice, evident double star with equally bright components.

STF2016 (**)

Name: STF2016
Type: **
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 16h12m07.05s / +11°54'39.20"
Components: v8.5 mag / v9.6 mag / 7.4" / 148° / 2015
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: Split at 40x with obvious difference in brightness. At 75x easily split.