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Rho Ophiuchi

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Last night I spotted an opportunity to try and split Antares as it had drifted between two houses. Whilst setting up and finding bright Antares I stumbled on what looked like a three star system at nearly a right angle. Upping the mag with 4mm TOE @ 143x, I was pleased to see a lovely binary star at the middle and brightest of the three stars. After a search of SkySafari and Google I came across a sketch from an observer on CN, which was exactly what I’d observed. Turns out it was Rho Ophiuchi, which is a very much a favourite region for the imagers. It’s a cracking double at 2.9” separation and not one easily accessible from my latitude and time of year, but if you get the opportunity I very much recommend a look!

Credited CN member sketch below:post-69337-0-26305200-1494137937.jpg

Edited by IB20
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