(IAAC) Obj: gamma Leonis (Algieba) - Inst: Orion 6" Dob

Observer: William L.Schart
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 3/23/2000 8:00 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: 48x, 120x, 240x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): gamma Leonis (Algieba)
Category: Multiple star.
Constellation: Leo
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Barely able to split at 120x, but it was a clean split in momenets of
better seeing. Both members appeared a blazing orange-yellow. I did
not detect any hint of the green colors reported by other observers
(or for that matter, any other color). I then went to 240x with the
barlow; although the images were pretty smeared, it was cleanly split,
only a few seconds apart. Still both stars appeared OY to me.
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