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A nearby star to the south of Delta Cep


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About this observation
Peter Mulligan
Time of observation
28/12/2017 - 19:23
Kruger 60
Observing location
Sheffield, UK
Canon 1100D with EF-S 55-250mm lens
on Star Adventurer mount
40-30sec, 800 ISO, Av 5.6, 200mm FL

Inconspicuously residing just south of the famous variable star Delta Cep, is one of the nearest stars to the Solar system.  The M dwarf binary Kruger 60A and B (HD 239960) at 13.1 L/Y.  The orbital period is 44.5 years, and the separation is similar to that of Saturn from the Sun 9.2 AU.  The B star is also an active flare star.     

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