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William Herschel Double Stars


posted by Tom Bisque
03-13-2018

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William Herschel Double Stars

William Herschel's Double Stars

The data found in the SDB is taken from the Washington Double Star Catalog.

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To install:

  1. Download and unzip the files in this archive Herschel-Doubles 2018.zip to the SDBs folder of TheSkyX's Application Support Files
  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.
  4. 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. 

To search the SDB just use Edit>Find {Hershcel Double Star} as shown.

Note the use of the roman numeral here required for searching these objects. This is Herschel 5 (V) 79.

And, the Herschel objects and labels will not plot until the field of view is less than 80 degrees to avoid screen clutter! If you don't see them make sure you have zoomed in below 80 degrees.

Additional information on the Herschel Double Stars can be found here. The following site is created by Bruce MacEvoy.  This is an excellent source of information for these double stars.

This list below shows all Bruce's flagged Doubles from the Herschel's that are either duplicates or misidentified.

H III 44    in ore Mon duplication = H III 29
H III 55    [near] 18 upsilon CrB duplication = H V 37
H III 59    near 19 Per duplication = H III 36
H IV 46    [20] Gem duplication = H IV 28
H IV 116* near 83 Peg duplication = H IV 9
H IV 128  near 57 gamma And duplication = H IV 104
H V 51     near epsilon Sge duplication = H N 84
H V 56    15 Gem duplication = H V 52
H V 113* near 11 Ori duplication = H V 57
H VI 27   near theta Aql duplication = H V 136
H VI 89   near 6 Boo duplication = H VI 15
H VI 91   24 gamma Gem duplication = H V 71
H N 9 5   Aql duplication = H III 33
H N 40   duplication = H N 6
H N 47   near 14 Tri duplication = H IV 40
H N 57   near 14 Cep duplication = H IV 79
H N 95   near 55 delta Gem duplication = H III 48
H N 97   near 39 UMa duplication = H V 111
H N 114  duplication = H VI 104
H N 124  near 15 Ori duplication = H III 93
H N 128  67 Aqr duplication = H N 133

The following are not included  these are considered unidentified!

H I 11 17
H III 31
H III 84
H III 107
H IV 16
H V 15
H V 45
H V 94
H VI 19
H VI 45
H VI 55
H VI 60
H VI 63
H VI 109
H N 4
H N 76
H N 78
H N 82
H N 83
H N 102
H N 113
H N 130

Please report any issues to support@bisque.com and reference the Herschel Double Star SDB.

   

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