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Double Star in Leo

Gamma Leonis, or Algeiba, is a well known double star in the "sickle" portion of the constellation Leo. The brighter star appears orange or reddish, and the dimmer companion is yellow.

Magnitudes 2.3, 3.5
Separation 4"
Distance (light yrs) 126
Right Ascension 10:20.0
Declination +19 50

Image details:  17 images, each 1/20 second at ISO 200, taken with a Canon 400D camera through a Meade 12” telescope at f/6.7. 

April 2010