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Double Stars in Fornax
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Here is a listing of the 23 or so best doubles in Fornax.
The star name contains a link so you may click there to see more detailed information about this double star.
Some entries may return multiple stars, click on the one of interest and the information will be displayed.
If more than one entry is listed click on each of them to view the data. Use the Aladin Previewer to see a photograph of the star.
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Name SAO Sep PA Mag1 Mag2 RA Dec Spect Color Comments
B 24 193422 6.1 122 6.5 13.0 01:58.4 -33:03 G5    
STN 5 193623 2.7 201 8.0 8.5 02:17.5 -30:43 F5    
BU 738 193680 0.1 297 7.5 8.0 02:23.3 -29:52 F8    
B 38 167853 1.1 252 7.5 10.0 02:31.6 -27:29 A2    
OMEGA FOR 167882 10.8 244 5.0 8.0 02:33.8 -28:13 B9    
HJ 3509 193774 23.5 59 7.5 11.5 02:34.1 -31:31 F0    
SEE 19 167965 0.5 308 8.0 8.5 02:40.4 -24:08 F5    
BU 261 168005 3.0 100 8.0 9.5 02:43.8 -27:53 G5    
HD 17134 168011 12.1 191 6.0 8.0 02:44.2 -25:30 G0    
B 1436 193906 1.1 30 8.5 11.5 02:46.4 -36:55 F5    
HJ 3532   5.4 145 7.0 8.0 02:48.6 -37:24 F2    
GAMMA-1 FOR 168081 12.0 145 6.0 12.0 02:49.8 -24:32 G5   Third component sep 40.9, PA 143 mag 11
ETA-2 FOR 193940 5.0 14 6.0 11.0 02:50.2 -35:50 K0 ***  
DAW 5 168163 0.3 73 8.0 8.5 02:56.4 -28:56 F5    
COO 17 193996 3.4 188 8.5 9.0 02:56.5 -39:26 G0    
BU 741 168181 0.9 180 7.5 8.0 02:57.2 -24:57 G5 *** Third component sep 28.6, PA 224 mag 9
ALPHA FOR 168373 1.9 294 4.0 7.0 03:12.0 -29:00 F8    
SEE 25 168549 10.2 18 6.5 12.0 03:26.8 -28:34 K0    
XI-3 FOR 194318 6.3 248 6.5 11.0 03:28.2 -35:51 A3    
B52 194375 0.2 311 7.0 7.5 03:33.9 -31:05 F5   True binary 19.4 years
B53 194379 1.4 225 6.5 10.0 03:34.5 -31:52 K0    
SIGMA FOR 168820 5.0 180 6.0 11.0 03:46.4 -29:20 A2    
HJ 3596 194544 9.2 137 8.5 8.5 03:48.5 -31:46 A3    

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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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