Phi Virginis (105 Virginis) -- Double Star in Virgo
Yellow & Blue Double Star in the Virgin
While I wait impatiently for the moon to dip below the horizon before hunting galaxies, I pass
the time viewing a couple of double stars. The nicely matching colors of Yellow and Blue
stars of Phi Virginis (also called 105 Virginis) relieves much of my wait for moon set. At a
separation of 5.2 arcseconds a reasonably moderate magnification is needed. Phi Virginis
is in a section of sky that is mostly devoid of stars which makes it standout in the eyepiece
as a lost beacon of colors.