145 Canis Major145cma


Double Star in Canis Major
Mags 4.80 and 5.95

HIP 35210
The Winter Albireo, Herschel 3945


26/01/17
Wow, what an amazing colour contrast this easily split wide double star is
Know as The Winter Albireo after Albireo, the archetypal colourful double
The primary, at Mag 4.80, is a beautiful dark golden orange and it's companion, at Mag 5.95 is a deep bright blue
Made even better by the fact that they sit in a very sparse FOV at all zooms so appear to be sitting on black, great!