HD 73449

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BD+20 2143, WDS J08391+1941A, SAO 97999, GSC 01395-01928, Gaia DR3 661288628440350080

Type  Star
Magnitude  7.45
Right Ascension  8h 39' 6.0"  (2000)
Declination  19° 40' 36" N
Constellation  Cancer
Classification  A9Vn
Observing Notes

Captain William Henry Smyth
Nov 18, 1831    No. 6 The Crescent, Bedford, England (map)
150mm f/17.6 refractor by Tully 1827

A wide double star, on the Crab's body. A 8, and B 8½, both pale white; a third star in the np quadrant, at about 3' distance. In general alignment, it will be seen about one-third of the distance from Pollux towards Regulus. This object was No. 1249 of Σ.'s first Catalogue, but was rejected from his grand work. A, small as it is, has been pretty well observed; and both Baily and Argelander assign it a slight proper motion. This, however, is not countenanced by my reductions.
― A Cycle of Celestial Objects Vol II, The Bedford Catalogue, William Henry Smyth, 1844
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HD 73449