32+33 Comae Berenices

Stuart Anderson
Star: 32+33 Comae Berenices
Date & Time: 2059 UTC, 23.Feb.2001
Seeing: 4-5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>.
Location of site: Hamburg, Germany
Lat/Long: 53 34 N, 9 59 E
Site classification: Suburban sky
Sky darkness: -- <Limiting magnitude>
Binoculars: Vixen Ultima 9x63 + tripod
FOV: 5d
Not an easy one for me to find, I am not so familiar with this constellation. Star hopped from Mel 111 open cluster to the NW, via 23 and 24 Com, and verified the target by reference to alpha Com not too far away.

Very easy to split, brighter component to S. 33 list shows separation 95", not a problem for my binos. Not much colour discernible, but brighter component may be slightly orange (check with SMP later showed this to be the case). Companion is TYC 1449-262-1. Estimated PA 60 degrees?
 
 
 

 

 
 
Carol Lakomiak
Star: 32+33 Comae Berenices
Date & Time: 9, April, 2003
Seeing:  <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>.
Location of site: USA
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: -- <Limiting magnitude>
Binoculars: 11x70, tripod mounted & 
parallelogram.
 
Appeared light copper and very light blue.