Thursday, May 24, 2007

HD81361 Near Saturn

Was observing the ecliptic and taking advantage of the Solar System availablke in the evening sky tonight. The Moon was out in Leo near full moon. Soon it will be Blue Moon, ie 2 Full Moons in 1 calendar year. To the right was Alpha Leonis, and to the right of that was Saturn, halfway between Leo and Gemini, next to Cancer which holds the Beehive Cluster.

Whilst observing Saturn my focus shifted towards
HD 81361 aka HR 3736 located about 270 Light Years away.

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Observation Details
ASCC 861944
Visual Magnitude: 6.29
Blue Magnitude: 7.29
Spectral Class: G9III:
Proper Motion in Right ascension: -0.082
Proper Motion in Declination: -0.024
Parallax: 0.0121
Distance: 269.6 light years
HIP: 46232
HD: 81361
DM: 1702078

J2000 RA: 9h25m32.55s DE:+16°35'08.3"
Date RA: 9h25m57.12s DE:+16°33'12.5"

Birmingham 2007-5-24 23h03m ( TU + 1h00m )
Sideral Time : 14h04m
Hour Angle : 4h38m
Azimuth :+264°03'
Altitude :+25°34'

Rise : 10h53m Azimuth:+61°16'
Culmination : 18h29m
Set : 2h04m Azimuth:+298°44'
Distance to the last object : +00°00'00.0" PA:180

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