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(IAAC) Obj: Struve 1090 and 1090b - Inst: Orion 6" Dob



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Observer: William L. Schart
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 1/29/01 8:23 pm CST
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31, Elev 600)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Minor - crescent or far from object
Instrument: Orion 6" Dob
Magnification: 48x, 72x, 120x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): Struve 1090 and 1090b
Category: Multiple star.
Class: 
Constellation: Gem
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Description:
61 and 63 Gem point to this pair of pairs. The 2 primaries form a wide spaced double. The companions were real difficult to make out owing to their faintness. The wider and brighter one I was able to make out, at first with averted vision and then directly. I think that the other one I made with averted vision, but I wouldn’t swear to it. No attempt at measurements.
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