HD 71176
DSS image of HD 71176
Overlaid DSS image of HD 71176, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around HD 71176
CD-23 7277, HR 3315, WDS J08252-2403A, SAO 175783, GSC 06569-04890, HIP 41260, Gaia DR3 5696568304702458240

Type  Star
Magnitude  5.301
Right Ascension  8h 25' 3.8"  (2000)
Declination  24° 2' 46" S
Constellation  Puppis
Classification  K4.5IIICN0.5
Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
Apr 19, 2023    Waikoloa, HI (map)
20cm f/6 Newtonian, Cave Astrola @ 76x
Seeing: 7 Transparency: 6 Moon: 0%

Rich orange, a bright 8.3 magnitude companion visible 42" east, this companion is one of Smyth's infamous "green" stars, in actuality is it an orange K1III, though to be fair in contrast to the primary's rich orange it might be seen as green, with a bit of generosity to Smyth

Captain William Henry Smyth
Oct 30, 1830    No. 6 The Crescent, Bedford, England (map)
150mm f/17.6 refractor by Tully 1827

A coarse double star, close upon the compass with which the moderns have furnished the Argo. A 6, red; B 9½, green, which is Piazzi's No. 74, Hora VIII. A ray from Rigel passed below Sirius, and extended 25° to the east-south-east (rather more than as far again), will pick it up. This appears to be S. No. 568, whose micrometrical measures may be thus compared with reductions from the mean apparent places in the Palermo Catalogue, and the whole data yield evidence of fixity:
    P.  Pos. 85° 36'  Dist. 48".00  Ep. 1800.00
S. 85° 00' 40".64 1825.16
[WDS 90° 42".70 2010 ]
― A Cycle of Celestial Objects Vol II, The Bedford Catalogue, William Henry Smyth, 1844
Other Data Sources for HD 71176
Nearby objects for HD 71176
3 objects found within 120'
HD 71141 IC 2311 NGC 2566

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HD 71176