Omicron Ophiuichi -- Double Star in Ophiuchus
Yellow and Blue just West of Jupiter
The Double Star Omicron Ophiuchi was just west of Jupiter this morning. Jupiter was my main
target, but the 6-inch refractor was still adjusting to the cool night air, and Omicron Ophiuchi was
a perfect place to linger for a few minutes as the telescope attuned to the outside temperature.
The primary star is yellow while the secondary star is blue. Together they make a pretty pair.
Their separation is 10.3 arcseconds so splitting the double is not really a challenge. For a few
minutes, Jupiter faded from my thoughts, as my eyes soaked in the yellow and blue from this
distant star system.