Constellation Ursa Major
This is the first double star that we’ve imaged. It is some
300 light-years from earth. There is an interesting story about
these bad boys. It seems that Messier was told there was nebula
at this location, so categorize it, he tried to find it but could not
find it. He did fine the double star and decided why should he
let a perfectly good M go to waste, here you’ve got it. Old
M40. The are magnitude of 9.0 and 9.3.