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Fishing for Doubles in Pisces - Sky and Telescope

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Fishing for Doubles in Pisces - Sky and Telescope

Fishing for Double Stars in Pisces - A Parade of Doubles

By: Bob King | November 15, 2017

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To install:

  1. Download and unzip the files in this archive into the SDBs folder of TheSkyX's Application Support Files folder.
  2. From TheSkyX, click the Database Manager command from the Input menu.
  3. Expand Sky Databases, then My Sky Databases and turn on the appropriate checkbox for this SDB.

Once the downloaded file has been unzipped/extracted to the folder above it will appear in TheSkyX under Input>Database Manager>Sky Databases (SDBs)>My Sky Databases. To enable the SDB place a check there. 

Note the problematic character "Σ" from the article is not being used.

To search use Edit>Find FFD {id}

Edit>Find "STF 3009" where STF is used instead of the "Σ".

Object Name: WDS STF3009
Object Type: Double Star
Angular Separation (arcsecs): 7.1000
RA (2000.0): 23h 24m 16.5s 
Dec (2000.0): +03° 42' 56" 
Magnitude: 6.87
Mag. 1st Component: 6.8700
Mag. 2nd Component: 8.7600
Source Catalog: WDS (Washington Double Star Catalog)
Components: AB
Position angle 1: 230
Position angle 2: 230
Dates: 1829 2007
Constellation (Abbrev.): Psc
Spectral Type: K2III


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