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Double Stars in Ophiucus
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Here is a listing of the 77 or so best doubles in Ophiucus.
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
ADS 9918 140945 1.1 119 7.0 9.5 16:05.8 -06:17 F5    
5-RHO OPHIUCHI 184381 3.1 344 5.0 6.0 16:25.6 -23:26 B3   in a faint nebula
STF 2048   5.3 298 6.5 9.0 16:28.8 -08:07 F3    
10-LAMBDA OPHIUCHI 121658 1.0 355 4.0 6.0 16:30.9 +01:59 A2    
STF 2086   13.9 157 7.5 10.0 16:44.3 -00:33 A0    
19 OPHIUCHI 121859 23.2 89 6.0 9.5 16:47.1 +02:03 A2    
STF 3106 141441 2.1 253 8.5 8.5 16:55.7 -05:10 G0    
24 OPHIUCHI 184822 0.8 294 6.5 8.5 16:56.8 -23:09 A0    
SAO 160179 160179 4.5 232 6.0 8.0 16:57.0 -19:32 B7/B8   Carbon Star SAO 160190 at the edge of the field
SAO 184838 184838 11.2 31 8.0 9.0 16:57.8 -27:36 A0    
HJ 4902   11.2 30 7.6 10.3 16:57.9 -27:36 B5    
STF 3107 121974 1.4 83 8.5 8.5 16:58.9 +03:57 G0   Carbon Star SAO 121972 in field
HO 554   9.8 357 8.0 12.5 17:01.3 -29:41 G0   Near M62, Carbon Star SAO 184912 in field
STF 2114 122023 1.2 180 6.5 7.5 17:02.0 +08:26 A0    
SAO 160261 160261 1.9 345 6.5 12.0 17:04.5 -12:40 K0 *** Primary is a Carbon Star
BU 823 122078 0.9 90 8.0 9.0 17:06.5 +00:39 G0    
STF 2119   2.3 11 8.0 8.0 17:06.5 -13:56 F8    
STF 2122   20.4 280 6.5 8.5 17:06.9 -01:38 A2    
HJ 4922   21.8 310 7.5 10.5 17:08.5 -20:12 A0    
SAO 185097 185097 1.3 44 7.5 10.0 17:10.1 -27:46 F2    
35-ETA OPHIUCHI 160332 94.6 143 3.5 12.0 17:10.4 -15:43 A2    
HJ 589 185112 10.0 304 7.5 8.0 17:10.8 -24:56 A3    
BU 125 185137 1.7 67 8.0 11.0 17:12.2 -27:02 G5 ***  
STF 2132 141557 1.5 108 8.5 9.0 17:12.7 -04:03 F2    
BU 1247 141562 1.5 343 7.5 10.0 17:13.6 -09:17 A3    
36 OPHIUCHI   4.4 163 5.5 5.5 17:15.4 -26:33 K0 *** Nice group of 3 stars
41 OPHIUCHI 141586 1.0 346 4.5 7.5 17:16.6 -00:26 K2 ***  
SAO 185233 185233 5.8 335 6.5 9.0 17:17.7 -26:38 A0    
39 OPHIUCHI 185238 10.8 355 6.0 7.0 17:18.1 -24:17 K1/K6 *** Nice red/orange pair with SAO 185237
BU 126   2.0 261 6.5 7.5 17:19.9 -17:45 A0    
A 28 141621 1.7 39 9.6 9.6 17:20.7 -09:02 F0    
BU 127   5.2 92 8.0 9.0 17:20.9 -27:20 F5    
40-XI OPHIUCHI 185296 3.7 50 4.5 9.0 17:21.0 -21:05 F2    
DON 832   3.9 44 4.4 8.9 17:21.0 -21:07 K3    
BU 46 102790 2.0 204 7.5 10.5 17:23.6 +13:25 K5 ***  
STF 2156   3.5 33 8.5 9.0 17:24.0 -00:49 F2    
ADS 10522 185367 4.3 144 6.0 12.0 17:24.7 -21:26 G7 ***  
SAO 185395 185395 5.5 340 7.5 11.5 17:26.0 -27:36 B9    
BU 128 185404 4.0 324 7.5 10.0 17:26.8 -26:20 B9    
STF 2166 102835 27.4 283 7.5 8.0 17:27.8 +11:23 A0/A3    
BU 129 185433 1.0 115 7.5 8.0 17:28.7 -25:30 F0    
STF 2170 102845 3.6 69 8.5 9.0 17:28.8 +10:29 K5    
STF 2171 141684 1.3 62 8.0 8.0 17:29.3 -10:00 F2    
BU 1089 141691 1.3 336 7.0 11.0 17:29.8 -05:54 G5    
STF 2173 141702 0.7 146 5.5 6.0 17:30.4 -01:03 G6    
STT 331   1.4 349 7.5 9.0 17:32.0 +02:49 B8    
54 OPHIUCHI 102925 22.0 71 6.5 11.0 17:34.4 +13:10 G5    
53 OPHIUCHI 122526 41.3 191 5.5 7.5 17:34.6 +09:35 A2    
STF 1285   27.7 5 7.0 10.0 17:34.8 +06:01 F8   tripple
STF 2187   3.3 177 9.0 9.5 17:35.7 +04:08 F2    
STF 2186   3.0 86 7.5 10.0 17:35.8 +01:00 A3    
STF 2188 122554 5.7 203 8.5 9.0 17:36.2 +06:37 A5    
BU 961   8.0 141 7.0 11.5 17:39.5 +03:23 K0 ***  
STF 2191 141793 26.4 267 7.0 8.0 17:39.8 -04:58 F2    
STF 2200 122676 1.6 161 8.0 9.0 17:43.8 +05:50 A0   Near Open Cluster IC 4665
61 OPHIUCHI 122690 20.6 93 6.0 6.5 17:44.5 +02:34 A0    
STF 2212 122730 3.1 340 8.5 9.0 17:46.5 +05:41 G0   Inside of Open Cluster IC 4665
STF 2211   10.2 115 8.0 9.0 17:46.7 -01:13 G0    
STF 2223 122779 18.3 211 7.5 8.5 17:49.0 +04:58 F0    
SAO 122843 122843 81.8 237 6.5 7.0 17:52.0 +01:07 K2/A0 *** Carbon Star SAO 122861 within field
STF 2235   19.5 124 7.5 9.0 17:53.0 -02:15 K0 ***  
STF 2244 122950 0.9 285 7.0 7.0 17:57.1 +00:03 A2    
BU 1299 103244 26.8 63 8.5 11.5 17:57.4 +10:57 K5 *** Primary is a spectroscopic binary
STF 2252 122978 3.8 22 8.0 8.5 17:59.0 +02:01 A2    
STF 2254 103268 3.0 263 8.5 9.0 17:59.0 +12:25 G5/K0 ***  
67 OPHIUCHI 123013 54.6 142 4.0 9.0 18:00.6 +02:55 B5    
68 OPHIUCHI 123035 0.7 68 5.0 10.0 18:01.7 +01:18 A1    
69-TAU OPHIUCHI 142050 1.8 271 5.0 5.5 18:03.0 -08:11 F2    
70 OPHIUCHI 123107 2.8 72 4.0 6.0 18:05.4 +02:32 K0/K6 ***  
STF 2276 103373 7.1 258 6.0 7.0 18:05.7 +12:00 A0   Carbon Star HIP 88593 in field at mag 11.5
SAO 103406 103406 42.3 138 6.0 9.0 18:07.8 +13:04 A2    
73 OPHIUCHI 123187 0.7 61 5.5 7.0 18:09.6 +03:59 F0    
STF 2322   20.1 169 6.0 11.0 18:30.1 +04:04 B2    
STF 2329   4.3 44 8.2 9.4 18:31.5 +06:27 B2    
STT 355   38.7 248 6.0 9.5 18:33.4 +08:16 B8    
STF 2346 123706 23.6 292 7.5 9.0 18:37.2 +07:31 G0 ***  
STF 2355   23.1 133 6.5 11.5 18:39.8 +07:21 G8   Optical Double

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Some information gathered from Burgham's Celestial Handbooks and converted to J2000, other from my own observations.
Page 2003 Kevin Muenzler, Eagle Creek Observatory.