(IAAC) Obj: 2 Scorpio - Inst: Orion 6" dobsonian

Observer: William Schart
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 7/21/00 11:39 pm CDT
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31 07, Elev 97 40)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Orion 6" dobsonian
Magnification: 32x, 48x, 72x, 98x, 120x, 144x, 240x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): 2 Scorpio
Category: Multiple star.
Constellation: Sco
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA 15:53  DEC -25:15
A nice orangish pair, but rather tight - not split at lower powers. At
72x I started to suspect some elongation, at 120x the secondary popped
in and out of viewas seeing varied. Higher powers were tried, but not
of any use tonight. Not able to make any measurements, but the PA was
pretty much in the directgion of drift, confirming the ID.
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