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(IAAC) Obj: alpha Her - Inst: Orion 6" dobsonian



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Observer: William Schart
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: July 2, 2000 11:55 pm CDT
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31 07, Elev 97 40)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 3 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Orion 6" dobsonian
Magnification: 32x, 48x, 72x, 120x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): alpha Her
Category: Multiple star.
Class: 
Constellation: Her
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA 17:15  DEC +14:
Description:
It took quite some time to find this, as the stars in Her are just at
the naked eye limit tonight. At 32x and 48x, nothing doing, just
barely split at 72x, at 120x a good clean split. Both members appear a
nice, bright yellow. At this power, I could just barely detect the
widespaced but very faint third member.
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