(IAAC) Obj: pi And - Inst: Orion 6" dobsonian

Observer: William Schart
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 10/30/00  7:15 pm CST
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: Minor - crescent or far from object
Instrument: Orion 6" dobsonian
Magnification: 32x, 98x
Object(s): pi And
Category: Multiple star.
Constellation: And
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Easily found. It, delta and epsilon form a chain. The brighter delta is in the middle, and pi is the farther of the two ends. Easily split at even 32x, however at this power a diffraction bar almost hid the secondary. The primary is a nice sapphirfe blue, but the faint companion’ color I could not detect. Separation was 32”, PA, average of 3 measures, 170°
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