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(IAAC) Obj: Rho Oph - Inst: Orion 6" Dob



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Observer: William L. Schart
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 8/26/98 9:39 pm CDT
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31 N, Elev 600 ft)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 3 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Minor - crescent or far from object
Instrument: Orion 6" Dob
Magnification: 48x, 72x, 120x, 300x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): Rho Oph
Category: Multiple star.
Class: 
Constellation: Oph
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Description:
At first this appears as a triple star system, however, closer inspection
reveals that Rho itself is a very close double. At 120x, it was not leanly 
split, but appeared as two dots abutting each other. Bumping up to 300x
resulted in a split, however,  the seeing was very atrocious at this power.
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