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

Observer: William Schart
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 10/30/00  7:33 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, 48x, 72x, 98x
Object(s): gamma And
Category: Multiple star.
Constellation: And
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Elongated at 32x, split at 48x, although unaided the companion was all but drowned out in the glare of the primary. I resorted to a Hartman mask to cut down on this glare and the companion shown forth cleanly. Primary is a brilliant yellow and the fainter secondary was blue. At times it appeared green. The green color was even more apparent at higher power. Separation: 13, PA: average of 3 measures, 108
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