(IAAC) Obj: Struve 853 - Inst: Orion 6" Dob
Observer: William L.Schart
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 2/13/00 9:38 pm CST
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31, Elev 820)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Major - gibbous or near object
Instrument: Orion 6" Dob
Magnification: 32x, 48x, 72x, 98x
Object(s): Struve 853
Category: Multiple star.
Data: mag size
Position: RA : DEC :
A pair of 8th mag stars easily split even with 32x, both appeared
blue. Separation 32”, estimation of PA is that these stars lie
along the 0-180 degree line.
Redshift shows several other pairs in this neighborhood, so I did
some sweeping and found a nice, wide pair of blue and yellow stars,
about mag 7.
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