40-eridani
40-eridani

Image by Dave Nakamoto

Date :  Jan 24th 2015
Time :  7:18pm
Location :  Griffith Observatory, front lawn
Telescope :  Orion 10-inch aperture f/4.5 Newtonian
Mount :  Orion EQ-G computerized mount
Camera :  Orion G3 color camera, 752x582
Exposure :  10 secs.  Single image.

40 Eridani is a triple star system, unusual because it contains a main sequence K1 star, slightly smaller and cooler than our Sun (hence the orange tint), a white dwarf with a distinctive bluish tinge, and a red dwarf.  It's 16 light-years distant.