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(IAAC) Obj: h4850 (SAO 184369) - Inst: Orion 6" Dob



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Observer: William L. Schart
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 7/1/98	12:51 PM	CDT
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31 N, Elev 600 ft)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Minor - crescent or far from object
Instrument: Orion 6" Dob
Magnification: 48x, 72x, 120x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): h4850 (SAO 184369)
Category: Multiple star.
Class: 
Constellation: Sco
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA 16:38  DEC -29:42
Description:
Fairly easily found. This pair forms a rectangle with Antares, tau Sco, and 
SAO 184301 that allowed me to point fairly close with my finder, even though it 
wasnt visible (at least as a double star) in my finder. Then a little bit of 
sweeping brought this into view. It was easily split, even in the low power EP. 
I estimated the separation at 36 by timing the interval it took for first one 
member, then the other, to disappear from the field of view and then doing a 
little math. A rough visual of the PA is 2400. The brighter member, an estimated 
mag 6, appeared a pale yellow, while the dimmer member was estimated about mag 5,
and seemed to be bluish, although I am not totally sure of this. 
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