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Lesson Tag: Bootes

Double Stars in Boötes

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Separation* (A) Asellus Tertius Double Star 14h 13m 29s +51° 47′ 24″ Boötes 4.5 and 6.6 14.3″ at 235° (B) STF 1785 Double Star 13h 49m 04s +26° 58′ 45″ Boötes 8.1 and 7.2 2.7″ at 193° (C) STT 298 Double Star 15h 36m 02s +39° 48′ 09″ …

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Izar, Double Star in Boötes

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Separation Izar Double Star 14h 45m 53s +26° 59′ 20″ Boötes +2.5 & +4.8 2.9″ Overview I’ve just published a guide to the constellation of Boötes over on Love the Night Sky, and our third challenge this month is to observe the double star Izar, which is a …

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NGC 5466 Star Cluster in Boötes

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size NGC 5466 Globular Cluster 14h 05m 27s +28° 32′ 04″ Boötes +9.0 9.0 arcmins Overview NGC 5466 is a lovely little globular cluster in the constellation of Boötes, and perhaps the most enjoyable deep sky object to observe in this unremarkable area of the sky. This group …

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