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(IAAC) Obj: "mini Orion" - Inst: Orion 6" Dob



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Observer: William L. Schart
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 12/14/98 11:20 pm CST
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31 N, Elev 600 ft)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 9 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Orion 6" Dob
Magnification: 32x, 48x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): "mini Orion"
Category: Asterism.
Class: 
Constellation: CMa
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA 07:17  DEC -24:21
Description:
I am now loggin this here after all your comments. I located 5 of the 6 stars  
using Redshift 2: they are SAO 173380, 173374, 173378 (in the "belt", RA and DEC 
above are for this) 173391, and 173358. The second belt star did not appear on
my screen, even though I had the mag set as low as possible. When viewed in 
inverted position through the EP, the first 2 mentioned above would be the "feet"
and the last two the "shoulders." It just popped out for me, but then I have been
participating in Luis Arguiles 33 doubles in Orion project, so maybe I have Orion
on my mind.
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