Nov 15, 2020 Waikoloa, HI (map)
20cm f/6 Newtonian, Cave Astrola @ 76x
Seeing: 6 Transparency: 6 Moon: 0%
Pale yellow, a 10th magnitude companion is visible 4" northwest
The 10th magnitude companion is listed as the B component in WDS. Gaia has no data on this companion while Hipparchos reveals that the companion shares comparable proper motions, this is likely a physically associated pair.
Captain William Henry Smyth
Dec 21, 1833 No. 6 The Crescent, Bedford, England (map)
150mm f/17.6 refractor by Tully 1827
A very delicate double star on the Whale's under-jaw; between α Ceti and ζ Ceti. A 6, pale yellow; B 14, lilac, with several minute stars in the field. This beautiful object was discovered by Σ., and is No. 295 of the Dorpat Catalogue, where its measures are:
Pos. 334°62' Dist. 4".855 Ep. 1831.90No inferences can be drawn on comparing our epochs, since my observations, from the difficulty of the object, are little better than estimations.
[WDS 301° 3".60 2012 ]
― A Cycle of Celestial Objects Vol II, The Bedford Catalogue, William Henry Smyth, 1844
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