Double 4 - 53 and 55 Cancri

53 and 55 Cancri is an easy double to spot. The magnitudes of the components are 5.9 and 6.3.

Facts about Nu Bootis by Keith Turnecliff

A brightness difference this slight is difficult to detact, especially at low magnifications. Can you tell which is the brighter of the two?

This star chart represents a view from Long Itchington for late June at 10pm.
Credits: Image courtesy of Starry Night Pro Plus 8, researched and implemented by Keith Turnecliff.