Double Stars - Best Of

A detailed description of the project, the data sources, additional websites and how you can contribute visual observations and photographs of double stars to the project are summarized in our introduction.

Double star lists:
Double/Multiple Stars 30
Visual Observations 117
Sketches 38
Photographs 3
Observers 10
Berthold Fuchs, Sarah Gebauer, Christopher Hay, Stefan Loibl, Mark McCarthy, Rene Merting, Uwe Pilz, Joerg S. Schlimmer, Frederik Wanink, Robert Zebahl
m1 m2 ρ θ Year Coordinates (J2000)
★★★ STTA254, WZ Cas AB 7m4 8m3 57.8'' 89° 2018 Cas 00h01m15.85s +60°21'19.00"
AC 7m4 9m6 155.4'' 324° 2015
AD 7m4 10m3 181.4'' 118° 2016
Rene Merting
Drachhausen (Germany)
16x70 AB: ein schöner Fernglas-Doppelstern - Komponente A im Westen präsentiert sich dunkel-gelb (noch nicht orange), B im Osten ist eher weißlich
Robert Zebahl
Leipzig (Germany)
80mm (33x) AB: Nice double star. Brighter component appeared orange, the fainter more bluish.
Rene Merting
Drachhausen (Germany)
100mm (20x) AB: 20x reicht zwar schon für eine klare Trennung, aber Komponente B im Osten ist nur dumpf grau-blau und noch zu schwach für den schönen Farbkontrast, der sich bei 32x offenbart - Komponente A strahlt dann in einem satten Bernsteingelb, B im Osten gibt sich unterkühlt bläulich - Helligkeitsunterschied 1 bis 1.5 Größenklassen, schwierig abschätzbar wegen der Farben
Robert Zebahl
Leipzig (Germany)
102mm (28x) AB: Splendid view. Primary component clearly orange, secondary blue. ../projects/double-stars/robert-zebahl/sketches/2019-08-22_wz_cas.jpg
Joerg S. Schlimmer
Germany
127mm (136x) Sehr schöner Farbkontrast ../projects/double-stars/joerg-schlimmer/sketches/Zeichnung_WZ_Cas_filtered_96dpi.jpg
Mark McCarthy
Fremont (California/USA)
317mm (553x) AB: WZ Cas: Pretty, deep orange A and very wide half delta mag B, white.
Rene Merting
Drachhausen (Germany)
320mm (45x) AB: bei 45x ein weit getrenntes Pärchen mit wunderschönen Farbkontrast, Komponente A im Westen ist grell-orange und die gut 1.5 Magnituden schwächere Komponente B ist aquamarin-grau
Robert Zebahl
Leipzig (Germany)
102mm ../projects/double-stars/robert-zebahl/photographs/2019-07-16_wz_cas.jpg
★★★ eta Cas, 24 Cas STF60 AB 3m5 7m4 13.4'' 326° 2019 Cas 00h49m06.29s +57°48'54.70"
STF60 AC 3m5 11m4 225.0'' 260° 2000
STF60 AD 3m5 12m8 189.4'' 354° 2011
STF60 AE 3m5 10m2 75.6'' 126° 2015
STF60 AF 3m5 11m5 378.3'' 276° 2000
STF60 AG 3m5 9m5 419.7'' 259° 2012
STF60 AH 3m5 8m4 701.1'' 355° 2012
SMR2 AI 3m5 11m6 90.3'' 73° 2012
SMR2 AJ 3m5 12m3 237.1'' 262° 2012

../images/binary-star-orbits/STF60-AB-orbit.jpg

Robert Zebahl
Leipzig (Germany)
70mm (57x) AB: Easy to split with big difference in brightness. Fainter component appeared deep orange to slightly red colored, brighter component tends to be more slightly yellowish.
Rene Merting
Drachhausen (Germany)
100mm (32x) AB: bei 32x ist Komponente A so hell, dass B trotz des augenscheinlich großen Abstandes von 13,38" nur knapp getrennt zu sehen ist - Komponente A ist gleißend hell-gelb, B dürfte mindestens 3 Größenklassen schwächer sein und wirkt dadurch dumpfer
Uwe Pilz
Leipzig (Germany)
105mm (53x) AB: leicht
Uwe Pilz
Leipzig (Germany)
105mm (288x) kein Sternentstehungsgebiet! ../projects/double-stars/uwe-pilz/sketches/etaCas.jpg
Mark McCarthy
Fremont (California/USA)
317mm (553x) AB: Nice yellow pair. A is a red tainted yellow, B is cleaner.
Rene Merting
Drachhausen (Germany)
320mm (72x) AB: bei 72x ein echt fetter Farbkontrast, Komponente A ist gleißend hell und zitronengelb, B zeigt sich knallig orange - beide Sterne sind gut getrennt voneinander zu beobachten - sehenswert
★★★ STF227, iota Tri, 6 Tri 5m3 6m7 3.7'' 69° 2016 Tri 02h12m22.28s +30°18'11.10"
Robert Zebahl
Leipzig (Germany)
70mm (57x) At 44x even separable with a clear difference in brightness, whereby the companion is almost outshone by the primary component. At 57x easy to separate. Primary component shines in bright orange, companion slightly orange. Beautiful sight together with STF232 in one field of view! ../projects/double-stars/robert-zebahl/sketches/2019-12-12_6_tri_stf232.jpg
Uwe Pilz
Leipzig (Germany)
105mm (88x) weiß und blau ../projects/double-stars/uwe-pilz/sketches/191230stf227.jpg
Mark McCarthy
Fremont (California/USA)
203mm (205x) 6 Tri. Yellow A, white b, pretty. Wide, about two delta mag
Frederik Wanink
Itterbeck (Germany)
254mm (200x) Helligkeitsunterschied deutlich
★★★ STF231, 66 Cet AB 5m7 7m7 16.8'' 235° 2018 Cet 02h12m47.54s -02°23'37.10"
Uwe Pilz
Leipzig (Germany)
105mm (88x) weiß und leuchtend rot! ../projects/double-stars/uwe-pilz/sketches/191129_66Cet.jpg
★★★ STF470, 32 Eri AB 4m8 5m9 6.9'' 349° 2018 Eri 03h54m17.49s -02°57'17.00"
Robert Zebahl
Leipzig (Germany)
55mm (27x) At 27x split, but still tight with noticeable difference in brightness. A slight difference in colors could be seen. At 56x the color difference was very evident: The brighter component appeared slightly yellowish, the fainter one slightly bluish. Highly recommended! The sketch was done few days later during another observation. ../projects/double-stars/robert-zebahl/sketches/2019-02-09_32_eri.jpg
Uwe Pilz
Leipzig (Germany)
105mm (288x) Farbkontrast, gelborange-blauweiß ../projects/double-stars/uwe-pilz/sketches/32Eri.jpg
★★★ WNC2 A-BC 6m9 7m0 3.3'' 158° 2018 Ori 05h23m51.32s -00°51'59.80"

../images/binary-star-orbits/WNC2-A-BC-orbit.jpg

Robert Zebahl
Leipzig (Germany)
70mm (44x) Double star appeared elongated.
Rene Merting
Drachhausen (Germany)
100mm (64x) bei 64x ein extrem eng stehendes wunderschönes Pärchen zweier gleich heller gelber Sterne - keine 8 mehr, beide sind schon getrennt - bei 107x kommt etwas mehr Luft zwischen beide, aber sie scheinen auch ein wenig Farbe zu verlieren
Robert Zebahl
Leipzig (Germany)
120mm (150x) Clearly split with nearly equally bright components.
Mark McCarthy
Fremont (California/USA)
203mm (333x) Nice near equal, light yellow-white stars, well split. nice pair [BC is A 847 7.67/7.84 0.3" and could have been gotten on a better night!]
Mark McCarthy
Fremont (California/USA)
508mm (533x) Easy and obvious pair, bright 7th mag stars ~3". [This was a first try at the short period list but I missed the object, which is A 847 BC, 7.67/7.84 0.3" -- need to try again.]
★★★ sigma Ori, 48 Ori, STF762, STF3135, BU1032 BU1032 AB 4m1 5m3 0.3'' 77° 2015 Ori 05h38m44.77s -02°36'00.20"
STF762 AB-C 3m8 8m8 11.6'' 237° 2016
STF762 AB-D 3m8 6m6 12.9'' 84° 2018
STF762 AB-E 3m8 6m3 41.5'' 62° 2018
STF762 DC 6m6 8m8 23.7'' 253° 2018
STF762 EC 6m3 8m8 52.9'' 241° 2018
STF762 ED 6m3 6m6 29.9'' 233° 2018
STF3135 AB-F 3m8 7m9 208.0'' 324° 2016
Rene Merting
Drachhausen (Germany)
100mm (64x) AB-C: bei 64x zeigt sich Komponente C ganz schwach südwestlich von AB
AB-D: bei 32x schließt sich an die zartgelbe Komponente AB unmittelbar im Osten dicht stehend D weißorange an - ein schickes Trio zusammen mit E weiter östlich
AB-E: bei 32x zeigt sich in vierfacher Entfernung von AB-D die Komponente E weiter östlich in einer Linie - E ist ähnlich hell wie D
Sarah Gebauer
Germany
150mm (125x) ein sehr schönes Muster des Mehrfachsystems, auch wenn längst nicht alle Komponenten getrennt zu sehen waren, AB-C, AB-D und AB-E getrennt, A und B nicht ../projects/double-stars/sarah-gebauer/sketches/20200409%20Sigma%20Ori%20DSk.jpg
Uwe Pilz
Leipzig (Germany)
320mm (80x) AB-C-D schon im Aufsuchokular sichtbar. Sehr lebhafte Farben, einer der schönsten Mehrfachsterne überhaupt. Im selben Feld mit STF791 ../projects/double-stars/uwe-pilz/sketches/200212sigmaOri.jpg
★★★ STF764 6m4 7m1 25.6'' 14° 2017 Aur 05h41m20.98s +29°29'14.70"
Robert Zebahl
Leipzig (Germany)
55mm (25x) Easy to split with large distance and noticeable difference in brightness.
Robert Zebahl
Leipzig (Germany)
70mm (22x) Very easy and bright, pretty wide apart with a small difference in brightness; whitish and slightly yellowish. A nice double star for binoculars.
Uwe Pilz
Leipzig (Germany)
105mm (88x) blauweiß und orange, kleiner aber gut sichtbarer Helligkeitsunterschied. Schon bei 21x sichtbar, sehr lohnend. ../projects/double-stars/uwe-pilz/sketches/200117stf764.jpg
Mark McCarthy
Fremont (California/USA)
317mm (277x) two bright whites widely separated
★★★ beta Mon, 11 Mon, STF919, BU570 STF919 AB 4m6 5m0 7.1'' 133° 2017 Mon 06h28m49.07s -07°01'59.00"
STF919 AC 4m6 5m4 9.8'' 125° 2018
STF919 BC 5m0 5m3 2.6'' 108° 2018
BU570 AD 4m6 12m1 26.5'' 56° 2014
Rene Merting
Drachhausen (Germany)
18x70 STF919 (AB): das Mehrfachsystem ist als 8 erkennbar, eine extrem knappe Berührung, wobei die Komponenten B und C im SO nur als ein Stern gesehen werden können - BC ist gleich hell wie A allein
Rene Merting
Drachhausen (Germany)
100mm (32x) A-BC: bei 32x ein wunderschöner eng stehender Doppelstern - die bei dieser Vergrößerung noch nicht trennbare Komponenten B und C im SO wirken leicht gelblich und ist leicht heller als A - die Komponenten A und BC wollen sich berühren, schaffen es aber nicht ;-)
BC: bei 64x wirkt BC leicht länglich wie ein Stäbchen - bei 107x dann der Aha-Effekt, es sind zwei Sterne, knapp getrennt und mit gleichem Positionswinkel wie A-BC - beide Komponenten B und C sind gleich hell und einzeln jeweils etwa eine halbe Größenklasse schwächer als A im NW
Uwe Pilz
Leipzig (Germany)
105mm (137x) Dreifachsystem, drei fast gleichhelle Sterne. Alle blau-weiß ../projects/double-stars/uwe-pilz/sketches/betaMon.jpg
★★★ STF948, 12 Lyn AB 5m4 6m0 1.9'' 64° 2019 Lyn 06h46m14.15s +59°26'30.10"
AC 5m4 7m0 8.8'' 310° 2018

../images/binary-star-orbits/STF948-AB-orbit.jpg

Robert Zebahl
Leipzig (Germany)
55mm (27x) AC: Components A/B and C well separated, but tight. Significant difference in brightness. The fainter C companion appeared slightly orange, the brighter one white-bluish.
Robert Zebahl
Leipzig (Germany)
55mm (167x) AB: Components A and B separated, whereby the Airy disks slightly overlap. The difference in brightness was well visible. ../projects/double-stars/robert-zebahl/sketches/2019-01-21_stf948.jpg
Robert Zebahl
Leipzig (Germany)
63mm (140x) AB: Components A and B split with almost no space in between. The difference in brightness was visible. ../projects/double-stars/robert-zebahl/sketches/2019-01-22_stf948.jpg
Robert Zebahl
Leipzig (Germany)
70mm (22x) AC: Well split, relatively close together with significant difference in brightness.
Robert Zebahl
Leipzig (Germany)
70mm (133x) AB: Both components A + B clearly split, whereby the diffraction rings where merged together. A very nice view together with component C. I sketched this triplet, which reflects my impression well. Unfortunately, the distance and position angle are not particularly well observed. Also the difference in brightness I didn't noticed during my observation. ../projects/double-stars/robert-zebahl/sketches/2019-01-20_stf948.jpg
Robert Zebahl
Leipzig (Germany)
102mm (129x) At 28x the pair AC is nicely separated without any problems. The close pair AB is already recognizable at 86x as a clear figure '8', at 125x wonderfully separated. The components A & B appear yellowish. Very nice view together with STF 946 in one field of view! ../projects/double-stars/robert-zebahl/sketches/2020-03-23_stf946_stf948.jpg
Uwe Pilz
Leipzig (Germany)
105mm (88x) im selben Feld mit STF 946 ../projects/double-stars/uwe-pilz/sketches/200409_12lynstf946.jpg
Robert Zebahl
Leipzig (Germany)
152mm (129x) At 49x the pair AC is beautifully separated with a significant difference in brightness. At 100x, the close pair AB is also separated, although still very close together. A slight difference in brightness is noticeable. At 129x, the view is magnificent. The two bright components A & B present themselves yellowish, the fainter component C rather greyish. STF 948 can be well observed in a field of view with the neighbouring double star STF 946. Both show a nice overall scenery.
★★★ STF1110, alpha Gem, 66 Gem, Castor AB 1m9 3m0 5.4'' 53° 2019 Gem 07h34m35.86s +31°53'17.80"
AC 1m9 9m8 69.8'' 163° 2017
AD 1m9 10m1 179.8'' 221° 2017

../images/binary-star-orbits/STF1110-AB-orbit.jpg

Robert Zebahl
Leipzig (Germany)
55mm (27x) AB: At 27x slight difference in brightness visible. Double star appeared as '8'. At 38x clearly split, but tight.
Robert Zebahl
Leipzig (Germany)
70mm (44x) AB: At 44x the double star appeared as an '8'. At 100x clearly split with noticeable difference in brightness. Both components appeared white.
Rene Merting
Drachhausen (Germany)
100mm (107x) AB: bei 32x wirkt der Stern leicht länglich - bei 107x stehen die beiden Sterne schön eng mit überlagernden Beugungsscheibchen, die Komponenten sind dennoch getrennt erkennbar - Komponente B im Osten ist eine halbe Magnitude schwächer - ganz schwacher Farbkontrast
Uwe Pilz
Leipzig (Germany)
105mm (144x) AB: blauweiß-weiß ../projects/double-stars/uwe-pilz/sketches/Castor.jpg
★★★ STF1196, zeta Cnc, 16 Cnc AC 5m3 5m8 6.3'' 51° 2019 Cnc 08h12m12.79s +17°38'51.20"
AB-C 4m9 5m8 6.0'' 64° 2018
AB 5m3 6m2 1.1'' 2018

../images/binary-star-orbits/STF1196-AB-C-orbit.jpg ../images/binary-star-orbits/STF1196-AB-orbit.jpg

Robert Zebahl
Leipzig (Germany)
70mm (133x) The wide pair AB-C is already separable at 22x. The pair AB shows at 133x two clearly overlapping diffraction disks with small difference in brightness, but without any notch. ../projects/double-stars/robert-zebahl/sketches/2020-03-24_stf1196.jpg
Robert Zebahl
Leipzig (Germany)
102mm (86x) AB-C: Easy to separate. A: light grey, B: pale orange.
Stefan Loibl
Rosenheim (Germany)
102mm (164x) AB-C clearly split, AB obviously elongated but not split
Uwe Pilz
Leipzig (Germany)
105mm (288x) weißblau-gelb-gelb ../projects/double-stars/uwe-pilz/sketches/zetaCnc.jpg
Robert Zebahl
Leipzig (Germany)
120mm (67x) AB-C: Evident difference in brightness, easy to split. Both components of similar color.
Robert Zebahl
Leipzig (Germany)
120mm (200x) AB: Very tight. The Airy disks were still touching. Slight difference in brightness. Extremely beautiful triple star! ../projects/double-stars/robert-zebahl/sketches/2019-02-24_stf1196.jpg
Sarah Gebauer
Germany
150mm (83x) AB-C: bei 83x sind AB-C sauber getrennt, laut Atlas 2020 6,1'' Abstand, die Komponenten A und B mit 1,1'' lassen sich nicht trennen, viele schöne Feldsterne dabei ../projects/double-stars/sarah-gebauer/sketches/20200411%20Zeta%20Cnc%20DSk.jpg
Frederik Wanink
Itterbeck (Germany)
254mm (200x) AB-C: AB (1,1") nicht bemerkt ../projects/double-stars/frederik-wanink/sketches/STF1196.jpg
Mark McCarthy
Fremont (California/USA)
317mm (553x) AB: 2+1 system, the +1 star is HUT 1. STF 1196AB make a nice tight pair. They are all nearly the same magnitude, white & brilliant
Mark McCarthy
Fremont (California/USA)
317mm (553x) AB: Triple, all near equal magnitude, yellow-white. AB ~0.8", hair split.
Mark McCarthy
Fremont (California/USA)
317mm (553x) AC: Triple, all near equal magnitude, yellow-white. AC ~6", wide split.
★★★ STF1273, 11 Hya, epsilon Hya AB-C 3m5 6m7 2.9'' 309° 2017 Hya 08h46m46.51s +06°25'07.70"

../images/binary-star-orbits/STF1273-AB-C-orbit.jpg

Robert Zebahl
Leipzig (Germany)
70mm (133x) Not split. Although a slight brightening was visible in the first diffraction ring, it could also have come from slight coma of the refractor.
Uwe Pilz
Leipzig (Germany)
105mm (200x) bei 144x schwierig ../projects/double-stars/uwe-pilz/sketches/200323epsHya.jpg
Mark McCarthy
Fremont (California/USA)
508mm (533x) Epsilon Hya A is bright orange-yellow, B is much fainter and a little blue, ~3". [SP 1 AB is 3.49/5.00 0.2" not seen]
★★★ SHJ146 AB 7m7 8m7 49.5'' 290° 2017 Vir 12h31m14.61s +01°19'37.00"
Rene Merting
Drachhausen (Germany)
18x70 Komponente B ist westlich von A erkennbar - Helligkeitsunterschied 1.5 Magnituden - A weiß, B grau - das Sternpaar fällt auf, weil kaum gleichhelle Sterne in der Umgebung stehen
Robert Zebahl
Leipzig (Germany)
70mm (33x) Visible difference in brightness and color. I couldn't precisely define the colors itself, but A appeared rather orange, B rather bluish.
Robert Zebahl
Leipzig (Germany)
102mm (28x) Pretty wide pair with visible difference in brightness and lovely color contrast. A: pale orange, B: light blue.
★★★ STF1670, gamma Vir, 29 Vir, Porrima AB 3m5 3m5 2.7'' 2018 Vir 12h41m39.60s -01°26'57.90"

../images/binary-star-orbits/STF1670-AB-orbit.jpg

Robert Zebahl
Leipzig (Germany)
55mm (56x) 2019-05-18: At 38x slightly elongated. At 56x touching diffraction disks. At 71x clearly separated with very small gap.
Robert Zebahl
Leipzig (Germany)
70mm (104x) 2019-05-04: At 47x clearly visible as '8', at 73x split with almost touching diffraction disks. At 104x clearly separated, equally bright and pretty close together. The gap was smaller than the diameter of the diffraction disk.
Robert Zebahl
Leipzig (Germany)
102mm (125x) 2019-05-01: Extremely nice double star! Equally bright and relatively close together. Both components appeared yellowish-white.
Uwe Pilz
Leipzig (Germany)
105mm (200x) weiß-weiß, die nördliche Komponente ist eine Winzigkeit heller
Sarah Gebauer
Germany
150mm (166x) die 2,8'' entfernten Komponenten A und B konnten haarscharf bei 83x und 166x getrennt werden, beide strahlen gleich hell als ganz dichte Glanzpünktchen; Komponenten E und F wurden gesehen, C und D allerdings nicht; bei 83x waren AB ganz knapp nicht mehr voneinander getrennt ../projects/double-stars/sarah-gebauer/sketches/20200416%20Gamma%20Vir%20DSk.jpg
Mark McCarthy
Fremont (California/USA)
317mm (170x) Porrima. Very pretty yellow-white, near equal, close split at 170x. Star disks improved with apodizing mask.
★★★ rho Oph, 5 Oph H2 19 AB 5m1 5m7 3.0'' 334° 2017 Oph 16h25m35.03s -23°26'47.00"
H2 19 AC 5m1 7m3 149.2'' 2000
H2 19 AD 5m1 6m8 156.4'' 252° 2000
KOU63 CF 5m8 11m7 4.8'' 206° 2000
BU1115 DE 6m8 8m4 0.3'' 196° 2018

../images/binary-star-orbits/H2-19-AB-orbit.jpg ../images/binary-star-orbits/BU1115-DE-orbit.jpg

Stefan Loibl
Rosenheim (Germany)
102mm (102x) AB: possible components (DE) and (CF) already visible at 27x magnification with ca. 2 arcmin distance
★★★ 16/17 Dra STFA30, 16/17 Dra AC 5m4 5m5 90.0'' 193° 2017 Dra 16h36m13.72s +52°55'27.80"
STF2078, 17 Dra AB 5m4 6m4 3.3'' 104° 2018
Robert Zebahl
Leipzig (Germany)
55mm (27x) STFA30 (AC): Rather wide pair with almost equal components. C component appeared slightly yellowish-orange.
Robert Zebahl
Leipzig (Germany)
55mm (71x) STF2078 (AB): Grand sight! ../projects/double-stars/robert-zebahl/sketches/2019-05-18_16_17_dra.jpg
Christopher Hay
Seeheim (Germany)
80mm (30x) 16 Dra seems more bluish than 17 Dra, the latter seems slightly yellow in comparison and is distinctly elongated. At 84x 17 Dra is cleanly split and such a delightful view together with 16 Dra that I had no desire to ramp up the magnification. All three stars belong to a physical system.
Frederik Wanink
Itterbeck (Germany)
254mm (640x) STF2078 (AB): sehr schönes Dreiersystem ../projects/double-stars/frederik-wanink/sketches/17Dra.jpg
★★★ BU628 9m5 9m6 0.6'' 262° 2016 Her 17h18m22.22s +32°39'38.50"

../images/binary-star-orbits/BU628-orbit.jpg

Mark McCarthy
Fremont (California/USA)
508mm (1067x) Wow split clean, amazing. No resolution at 667x but at 1067x two airy disks, sep by half disk, half delta mag. Remarkable
★★★ COU994 9m4 11m2 0.5'' 214° 2011 Her 17h19m44.04s +37°02'37.30"
Mark McCarthy
Fremont (California/USA)
508mm (1067x) At very best moments A presents a perfect disk, and a point resolves within the first faint diffraction ring, very faint and small Amazing.
★★★ A2088 9m9 10m0 0.4'' 2011 Her 17h20m32.37s +47°38'51.50"
Mark McCarthy
Fremont (California/USA)
508mm (1067x) sharp and clean split in best moments, seeing lasts a couple seconds. Otherwise it's touching disks.
★★★ COU1594 10m7 10m6 0.5'' 332° 2010 Her 17h33m59.60s +44°28'45.60"
Mark McCarthy
Fremont (California/USA)
508mm (1067x) Needed to wait for seeing but a very extraordinarily fine point resolves with the best seeing, seems much fainter than data but it's definitely there, a hard point.
★★★ COU1596 9m3 9m3 0.2'' 104° 2007 Her 17h42m14.40s +44°22'59.10"
Mark McCarthy
Fremont (California/USA)
508mm (1067x) Olive to notched at best moments, equal stars
★★★ HU1288 8m3 9m4 0.4'' 163° 2016 Her 17h47m09.16s +15°02'13.80"

../images/binary-star-orbits/HU1288-orbit.jpg

Mark McCarthy
Fremont (California/USA)
508mm (1067x) Awesome! clean split, very clean star images. Split by half disk, half delta mag. very cool great catch! suspected at 667x, ramped up power to 1067x to split.
★★★ BU641 7m0 8m7 0.8'' 341° 2015 Her 18h21m48.44s +21°30'27.90"
Frederik Wanink
Itterbeck (Germany)
254mm (640x) sehr schwierig ../projects/double-stars/frederik-wanink/sketches/BU641.jpg
Mark McCarthy
Fremont (California/USA)
317mm (553x) Extraordinary! Moderately bright A and very much fainter B, 4-5 delta mag, <1" separation. Seeing needs to still.
★★★ epsilon Lyr STFA37 AB-CD 4m7 4m6 209.5'' 172° 2016 Lyr 18h44m20.34s +39°40'12.40"
STFA37 AI 5m2 10m1 149.5'' 137° 2015
STF2382, 4 Lyr, epsilon 1 Lyr AB 5m2 6m1 2.2'' 346° 2018
STF2383, 5 Lyr, epsilon 2 Lyr CD 5m2 5m4 2.4'' 75° 2018

../images/binary-star-orbits/STF2382-AB-orbit-solution-1.jpg ../images/binary-star-orbits/STF2382-AB-orbit-solution-2.jpg ../images/binary-star-orbits/STF2383-CD-orbit.jpg

Christopher Hay
Seeheim (Germany)
2x54 AB-CD: Clean split. Actually more pleasant than in 4x10 binoculars, presumably due to more steady handheld view.
Robert Zebahl
Leipzig (Germany)
55mm (59x) STF2382 (AB): At 42x slightly elongated, at 59x elongated and obviously notched.
Robert Zebahl
Leipzig (Germany)
55mm (59x) STF2383 (CD): At 42x clearly elongated, but without any visible notch. At 59x split with touching diffraction disks.
Robert Zebahl
Leipzig (Germany)
70mm (57x) STF2382 (AB): Obviously seen as figure '8'.
Robert Zebahl
Leipzig (Germany)
70mm (57x) STF2383 (CD): Split, but extremely tight with almost touching diffraction disks.
Rene Merting
Drachhausen (Germany)
100mm (107x) STF2382 (AB): bei 64x ist das Sternpaar mit leichter Einschnürung und Nord-Süd-Ausdehnung erkennbar - beide Sterne stehen minimal enger zusammen als das südlichere Paar STF2383 - bei 107x knappe Trennung, Komponente B nördlich ist mindestens eine halbe Größenklasse schwächer als A
Rene Merting
Drachhausen (Germany)
100mm (107x) STF2383 (CD): bei 64x als 8 mit Ost-West-Ausdehnung erkennbar - bei 107x knapp getrennt, beide Komponenten sind etwa gleich hell
Robert Zebahl
Leipzig (Germany)
102mm (125x) Stunning view of the components A-D and I! ../projects/double-stars/robert-zebahl/sketches/2019-06-26_epsilon_lyr.jpg
Uwe Pilz
Leipzig (Germany)
105mm (26x) bei 22x nicht trennbar ../projects/double-stars/uwe-pilz/sketches/epsLyr2.jpg
Joerg S. Schlimmer
Germany
127mm (203x) easy to split ../projects/double-stars/joerg-schlimmer/sketches/Zeichnung_Epsilon-Lyrae_ausschnitt_filtered.jpg
Uwe Pilz
Leipzig (Germany)
320mm (200x) 7 Komponenten!! A-B-C-D-E-F-I ../projects/double-stars/uwe-pilz/sketches/epsLyr.jpg
Berthold Fuchs
Wiesbaden (Germany)
130mm Double-Double ../projects/double-stars/berthold-fuchs/photographs/epsilon%20Lyrae.png
★★★ beta Cyg, 6 Cyg, Albireo, STFA43 AB 3m2 4m7 34.6'' 54° 2019 Cyg 19h30m43.29s +27°57'34.90"
Robert Zebahl
Leipzig (Germany)
8x40 Well split, but I didn't recognised any color.
Rene Merting
Drachhausen (Germany)
10x50 Komponente A ist gleißend hell und stroh-gelb, Komponente B ist deutlich schwächer leicht abgesetzt von A erkennbar und strahlt eigenartig mint-grün
Robert Zebahl
Leipzig (Germany)
80mm (25x) One of the most beautiful double stars in the northern hemisphere. Differences in brightness and color (orange-blue) are brilliant! Even under urban conditions with small aperture an enjoyment!
Rene Merting
Drachhausen (Germany)
100mm (32x) bei 32x stehen beide Sterne weit getrennt - Komponente A mit einem satten zitronen-gelb, Komponente B mit einem leichten Stich ins Blaue
Joerg S. Schlimmer
Germany
127mm (203x) easy to split ../projects/double-stars/joerg-schlimmer/sketches/Zeichnung_Albireo_filtered_96dpi_127mm.jpg
Joerg S. Schlimmer
Germany
305mm (170x) alle Komponenten einfach zu trennen ../projects/double-stars/joerg-schlimmer/sketches/Zeichnung_Albireo_filtered_96dpi_305mm.jpg
★★★ HN 84 6m4 9m5 28.4'' 301° 2013 Sge 19h39m25.33s +16°34'16.00"
Rene Merting
Drachhausen (Germany)
16x70 beide Sterne präsentieren sich gut getrennt, nicht zu weit aber auch nicht zu nah - Komponente A meint es gut mit der Farbe gelb, bei Komponente B kann ich keine Farbe erkennen
Christopher Hay
Seeheim (Germany)
80mm (30x) Primary ruddy red, secondary wide apart but too faint for any colour impression. Straw-yellow Epsilon Saggitae half a degree to the west with its ice-blue eastern companion enhances the experience of colour contrast in the FOV and is actually more attractive than HN 84 with this aperture and power.
Rene Merting
Drachhausen (Germany)
100mm (20x) bei 20x sind beide Komponenten weit getrennt - Komponente A auffällig gelb-orange, B dagegen grau-blau, ein schöner Farbkontrast, der sich bei 32x verstärkt
Christopher Hay
Seeheim (Germany)
150mm (96x) Main component ruddy tangerine orange, companion wide apart and ice blue. The longer I look the stronger the colour contrast becomes, which is by no means normal in many doubles. Epsilon Saggitae in same 0.8-degree field of view is straw-yellow with a cold blue companion (a field star?) pointing away from Epsilon in the direction of HN 84. I can’t think offhand of a better colour-contrast pair that can be framed in this manner in the same FOV.
★★★ STF2742 7m4 7m6 2.9'' 215° 2017 Equ 21h02m12.51s +07°10'47.30"
Robert Zebahl
Leipzig (Germany)
70mm (57x) At 44x almost split with slight difference in brightness. At 57x split, but tight.
Rene Merting
Drachhausen (Germany)
100mm (64x) ähnlich wie STF2765 und STF2786 weiter nördlich wieder so ein knappes Pärchen bei 64x, das scheint Sternbild-typisch zu sein - beide Sterne sind fast gleich hell, der Stern im NO ist minimal heller
Uwe Pilz
Leipzig (Germany)
105mm (94x) Prachtstück! Weiß-Weißgelb. ../projects/double-stars/uwe-pilz/sketches/190930STF2742.jpg
Mark McCarthy
Fremont (California/USA)
203mm (533x) Lam Equ. Sky Tools says 1 delta mag but these are near equal, white, wide 3" separation.
Mark McCarthy
Fremont (California/USA)
317mm (553x) equal light orange, well split, pretty
Mark McCarthy
Fremont (California/USA)
317mm (553x) easy wide, equal brightness pair.
★★★ STF2758, 61 Cyg AB 5m2 6m0 31.6'' 154° 2018 Cyg 21h06m53.95s +38°44'57.90"

../images/binary-star-orbits/STF2758-AB-orbit.jpg

Christopher Hay
Seeheim (Germany)
15x45 Clear to wide separation. Both components of orange hue. Brighter northern component seemed to go slightly into yellow. In 10x42 also clearly split, northern component of orange hue, southern component of indeterminate colour (sky not quite dark enough at the time to see 61 Cyg naked-eye). Piazzi’s Flying Star, flying more than 5” per year to the northeast, and a true physical double with a period of 678 years.
Rene Merting
Drachhausen (Germany)
100mm (32x) bei 32x sind beide Sterne gut getrennt, Komponente A strahlt in einem schmutzig dunklem gelb, schwächere Komponente B leicht orange
Uwe Pilz
Leipzig (Germany)
105mm (200x) gelb und orange. Der weitere Stern im Bild ist TYC 3168-6781 ../projects/double-stars/uwe-pilz/sketches/191023_61Cygni.jpg
Uwe Pilz
Leipzig (Germany)
105mm (200x) TYC 3168-5901 kann dazu dienen, den sich ändernden Positionswinkel abzuschätzen. ../projects/double-stars/uwe-pilz/sketches/180901_61Cyg.jpg
Joerg S. Schlimmer
Germany
127mm (203x) Intensive Farbe ../projects/double-stars/joerg-schlimmer/sketches/Zeichnung_61_Cyg_filtered_96dpi.jpg
Mark McCarthy
Fremont (California/USA)
203mm (121x) 61 Cyg. Nice near equal wide orange pair, bright [18 stars in system -- if so should be an OC]
Berthold Fuchs
Wiesbaden (Germany)
130mm easy DS ../projects/double-stars/berthold-fuchs/photographs/61%20Cygni.png
★★★ TDT3916 Ba-Bb 10m7 11m4 0.6'' 89° 1991 And 23h10m31.15s +41°18'02.00"
Mark McCarthy
Fremont (California/USA)
317mm (553x) Orange stars, 1 delta mag, well separated (finder split). B looks suspiciously like a pair -- but the transparency may be causing it to smear. This is quite an amazing catch considering the conditions! AB is as described 7.80/10.28 79.6". B is indeed a pair: TDT 3916 = BaBb, 10.69/11.41 0.6". Discovered in 1991 and only one observation!