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(IAAC) Obj: 32 Com & 33 Com - Inst: Vixen 9x63 binoculars



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Observation Poster: Stéphane Meloche <stephanemeloche@videotron.ca>
Observer: Stéphane Meloche
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 2005/04/10 2h58 UT
Location of site: Ste-Catherine-de-Hatley, Québec, Canada (Lat 45.4542°, Elev 316 m)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 5,2 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing:  <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Vixen 9x63 binoculars
Magnification: 
Filter(s): 
Object(s): 32 Com & 33 Com
Category: Multiple star.
Class: 
Constellation: Com
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA 12:53  DEC 17:03
Description:
In Coma Berenices, at ~4¼° W of Alpha Com. Double star easy to split at 9x and it shows 2 components of the same brightness. While looking at there more closely, the star which is more in the west (32 Com) is slightly more brilliant. This double star offers a beautiful sight by the color contrast between the components: the primary star seems dark orange and the secondary is green.
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