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Double Stars in Ara
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Here is a listing of the 37 or so best doubles in Ara.
The star name contains a link so you may click there to see more detailed information about this double star.
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Name SAO Sep PA Mag1 Mag2 RA Dec Spect Color Comments
I 374 243980 2.7 299 7.5 11.0 16:36.1 -51:14 B8    
R ARA 244037 3.6 123 6.0 8.5 16:39.8 -56:59 B9   Ecl Binary
HJ 4871 227020 1.3 165 8.0 8.0 16:39.9 -47:46 F5   Third component sep 30 PA 45 mag 10
B 1818 253651 1.4 35 6.5 9.0 16:40.8 -60:26 F8    
SLR 21 227044 1.6 320 7.5 9.5 16:41.1 -47:44 B8    
HJ 4876 227048 1.6 14 6.0 8.5 16:41.4 -48:45 O5/O6   Main star in NGC 6193
SAO 227281 227281 2.9 43 7.0 7.5 16:50.6 -50:02 A8   Carbon Star SAO 227268 in field
HJ 4890 227362 30.6 323 8.0 8.5 16:54.0 -46:55 B8/A0 *** Nice blue/white pair
SAO 253734 253734 7.0 315 6.0 13.0 16:55.4 -63:15 A0   Carbon Star SAO 253728 within field
RST 5070 253748 0.2 335 7.0 8.0 16:57.5 -60:35 B8   Spiral Galaxy PGC59373 mag 11.6 just outisde of field
SAO 227542 227542 0.7 177 6.5 7.5 17:00.5 -48:39 G5    
HJ 4901 244353 2.8 130 8.0 8.0 17:01.1 -58:51 B8    
HN 131 244356 2.2 133 6.5 9.5 17:01.2 -56:33 B9 *** Carbon Star SAO 244351 within field
COR 306 244386 8.0 234 7.0 8.0 17:03.0 -50:10 A0    
I 997 244384 0.6 161 8.0 8.0 17:03.1 -58:33 F5    
HDO 264 227588 6.2 247 6.5 12.0 17:03.7 -47:10 A2    
HJ 4916 227656 9.8 277 8.5 8.5 17:08.5 -49:27 B5    
DUN 213 227682 8.1 167 7.0 8.5 17:10.3 -46:44 B2    
HJ 4920 244518 3.0 325 7.0 9.0 17:12.9 -58:35 F2    
DUN 214   30.1 356 6.0 9.5 17:13.4 -67:11 K0/F2 *** Optical Double, nice tripple
HIP 84720 227816 4.3 208 5.5 8.5 17:19.0 -46:39 G8/M0 ***  
HJ 4936 227830 7.4 77 8.5 9.5 17:20.1 -46:11 K0 ***  
HJ 4931 244638 1.1 256 8.0 8.0 17:20.6 -59:27 A0    
CO 213 244675 9.4 283 7.0 10.0 17:22.8 -58:27 A5    
HDO 270 244678 2.0 187 6.0 11.0 17:22.9 -58:00 K0 ***  
GAMMA ARA 244726 17.9 328 3.5 10.0 17:25.4 -56:22 B1 ***  
HJ 4949 227971 2.2 257 6.0 7.0 17:26.9 -45:50 B9    
I 598 253938 1.2 135 7.0 9.0 17:29.4 -61:46 F0    
I 40 228075 18.0 210 6.5 10.0 17:31.8 -46:02 F8    
I 106 228194 0.9 37 7.5 8.5 17:37.2 -49:14 B9    
HJ 4970B   7.9 233 7.5 8.5 17:42.2 -48:38 F2    
HDO 276 244967 1.2 108 7.0 9.0 17:43.5 -57:01 B9    
HD 160818   3.4 109 7.5 8.5 17:45.1 -54:09 A0    
HJ 4982 228465 41.9 59 7.0 9.5 17:50.5 -48:16 K0 ***  
HJ 4978B   12.3 269 6.0 9.5 17:50.5 -53:36 B3    
RMK 22 245131 2.5 93 7.0 8.0 17:57.3 -55:22 F8 ***  
HJ 5015 228734 3.9 258 6.5 11.0 18:08.5 -45:46 B8    

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Some information gathered from Burgham's Celestial Handbooks and converted to J2000, other from my own observations.
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