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(IAAC) Obj: Psi Draconis - Inst: 8" Discovery DHQ dob



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Observation Poster: Tom Campbell <softech@iolaks.com>
Observer: Tom Campbell
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: August 6, 2001 - 10:15pm CDT
Location of site: Iola, KS (Lat 37 55m, Elev 1000')
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 8 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8" Discovery DHQ dob
Magnification: 49X, 81X, 122X, 188X, 305X
Filter(s): None
Object(s): Psi Draconis
Category: Multiple star.
Class: 
Constellation: Dra
Data: mag 4.9, 6.1  size 
Position: RA 17:42  DEC +72:09
Description:
This double appears as a pair of headlights, with one component being about
a magnitude fainter. Both stars appear to be white and have a fairly wide
separation, easily split at 49X. One of the interesting features of this
double is the presence of a faint blue third star in the same field, which
forms an oblong triangle with the pair. To me, they appeared like two eyes
and a long pointy nose of a cartoon rat.
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