The “Winter Alberio”

The double star HR2764 is sometimes referred to as the Winter Alberio after is similarity to the famous double in Cygnus. The double has a strong colour contrast of blue and orange. At 26.8 arcsecs separation the two components are easy to separate and should be visible in any small scope.

The pair can be found in the constellation of Canis Major, about 1.5 degrees North of NGC 2362 and approximately 3.5 degrees to the North east of the bright star Wezen. See the chart below.

HR 2764 from Abingdon on March 4th, 20:25UT.

Clear skies.

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