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(IAAC) Obj: rho Oph - Inst: Orion 6" dobsonian



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Observer: William Schart
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 7/7/2000 11:56 am CDT
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31 07, Elev 97 40)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 3 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Minor - crescent or far from object
Instrument: Orion 6" dobsonian
Magnification: 32x
Filter(s): 
Object(s): rho Oph
Category: Multiple star.
Class: 
Constellation: Oph
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA 16:26  DEC -23:
Description:
A wide spaced triple, which shows as multiple even in the
finder. Forms as isoseles triangle with the primary at the vertex. At
120x, the primary is split into a double itself. It appears white with
perhaps a tint of yellow, the others do not have any color I can
detect. Separation from primary to the northernmost secondary is 2'
33"; PA 359.5d. Separation to the other is virtually identical, PA
162d. Separation on the tight double that forms the primary is only a
few seconds, to small to measure. The PA I estimate roughly 165d.
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