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(IAAC) Obj: Struve 880 - Inst: Orion 6" Dob



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Observer: William L.Schart
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 2/56/99 8:35 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: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Orion 6" Dob
Magnification: 32x, 48x, 72x, 120x,144x, 240x
Filter(s): 
Object(s): Struve 880
Category: Multiple star.
Class: 
Constellation: Ori
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Description:
After an hour of sometimes fustrating searching, I finally located
what I am pretty sure is this pair. I began to suspect splitting at
72x, and at higher powers the split would pop in and out of view. The
mag (8) and the close separation I estimate at about the published
figure of 5.5. I guestimated a PA of about 60d, which is close to the
56 published.
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