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#1 mic1970

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 02:50 PM

I found the Bright Double Star list on Stellarium. Clicking on the star gives you the data pop up.  I found the separation in the star data (fourth from the bottom).  I think the secondary position is fifth from the bottom; is that correct?  Does it show magnitude of the second star or the difference. 

 

Side question, when is a separation to big.  I found some big enough I would think it would look like just another star in the sky. 



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Posted 09 May 2019 - 01:45 AM

 the secondary position is fifth from the bottom; is that correct?  Does it show magnitude of the second star or the difference. 

often yes #5 from the bottom is the position angle of the secondary especially if in the WUT Bright Double Stars list

but i also do not see the magnitude of the secondary listed anywhere in the list which indeed would be useful

Beta Mon appears to not be in the list and does not have the same info listed...see images below

& often the secondary star is not plotted in the dataset...when the secondary star(s) are plotted then clicking on each one will show its respective magnitude.

 

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Edited by AloE, 09 May 2019 - 01:51 AM.



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