(IAAC) Obj: iota Leo - Inst: Orion 6" Dob

Observer: William L.Schart
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 3/27/00 9:35 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
Object(s): iota Leo
Category: Multiple star.
Constellation: Leo
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
A very tight double; nothing doing at lower powers. At 120x, I began
to see elongation, and with the barlow, at 144x, I could split it in
moments of better seeing. I went all the way up to 240x, the highest
power available to me at this timje, and had a better split. A very
rough estimate of the PA was along the 0-180d line. I couldn't
determine which was the primary and which was the secondary. They both
appeared yellow to me.
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