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(IAAC) Obj: theta1 & theat 2 Ori/M42 - Inst: Orion 6" Dob



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Observer: William L. Schart
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 11/26/98
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31 N, Elev 600 ft)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Minor - crescent or far from object
Instrument: Orion 6" Dob
Magnification: 32x, 48x, 120x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): theta1 & theat 2 Ori/M42
Category: Emission nebula.
Class: 
Constellation: Ori
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Description:
I had not yet officially observed these for the "33 Doubles in Orion" project, 
so I started this evenings observing with this. Even in low power, it was obvious
that this is a multiple star system. At 48x, all 4 stars are visible and at high 
power all four are clearly visible. No color other that white was apparent to me.
Much detail was visible in the nebula, with dark lanes.
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