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(IAAC) Obj: Mizar, Alcor - Inst: Orion 6" dob



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Observer: William L. Schart
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 5/25/98 1:30 CDT
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31* 5s, Elev 600ft)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 5 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Orion 6" dob
Magnification: 48x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): Mizar, Alcor
Category: Multiple star.
Class: 
Constellation: UMa
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Description:
The Mexican smoke, combined with more orless constant sloud cover has
really put a damper on my observing of late. Tonight when I got home
from work, I could see a few stars, so I hauled out the scope to take
a look. Couldn't see too much, but I could find this group of
stars. Mizar was easily split. It could be just my imagination,
however, I thought that all stars I could see had a yellowish tinge to
them that was not normal - could be from the smoke?
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