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(IAAC) Obj: 93 Leo - Inst: Orion 6" Dob



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Observer: William L.Schart
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: April 23, 2000 10:39 pm CDT
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31, Elev 820)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Orion 6" Dob
Magnification: 32x, 72x, 98x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): 93 Leo
Category: Multiple star.
Class: 
Constellation: Leo
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Description:
Wide-spaced double, easily split at any power, Although the primary lists at mag 4.5, I was not able to see this at all naked-eye. I located this by point my scocpe with the unit-finder to the approximate location, then using the 6x finder to locate the nearest bright star (which was visible in the 6x FOV.) The primary was a bright yellow; the secondary appearerd faintly blue, perhaps in contrast. Separation: 72.5", PA: 351d 30' (listed at 74.3", 355d).
Visible in even the same high-power FOV was a second pair (see following post).
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