|MadSci Network: Astronomy|
G'day! There isn't much information about that particular star, you were right about that. It's partially the reason why it's taken me so long to get an answer to you. Here's the scoop: Your star has a couple of registry entries. The more popular catalog entries are: HD 112274 (Henry Draper catalog) GSC 03845-00220 (Guide Star catalog) It has a reported magnitude from 7.8 to 8.4. Most of the catalogs and sources seem to disagree on the exact magnitude. You can have some fun with these links, too. This is about the best I could find for your star: http://aladin.u-strasbg.fr/java//nph-aladin.pl?frame=launching&- c=12+54+50.60+%2B56+06+10.6&-rm=11&-server=Aladin%2CSimbad This is a Java applet that works with the Aladin and Simbad programs. http://www- gsss.stsci.edu/support/rcat_form.html This is an on-line lookup form. You will need the right ascension and declination in a DMS form to pinpoint a star. Between these two programs you can get quite a lot of useful information about any star. Sorry I could not be much more help. Good luck to you! Steve Cartoon Web Software Engineer, Edmark.com
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