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



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Observer: William Schart
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31 07, Elev 97 40)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 1 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Orion 6" dobsonian
Magnification: 120x
Filter(s): 
Object(s): Antares (alpha Sco)
Category: Multiple star.
Class: 
Constellation: Sco
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA 16:29  DEC -26:25
Description:
After numerous attempts, finally succeeded in splitting this. I used
my Hartman mask to eliminate the difraction spikes from the spider, as
apparently one of these was laying at almost the PA of the
secondary. The seeing was not very good after another 100+ day, but
the secondary was popping in and out while Antares itself put on a
light show of almost every color imaginable.
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