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(IAAC) Obj: 16 Dra, 17 Dra - 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: 11:20pm CDT
Location of site: Iola, KS (Lat 37d 55m, Elev 1020')
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 9 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 8 <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): Lumicon O-III
Object(s): 16 Dra, 17 Dra
Category: Multiple star.
Class: 
Constellation: Dra
Data: mag 5.4, 6.4  size 
Position: RA 16:36.2  DEC +52:55
Description:
At 49X, this appears as a fairly wide double. Both components are blue-white, with one a bit more bluish than the other. The magnitudes are also similar, but not quite exact. At 188X, the third component becomes obvious as a fainter, tight companion to one of the stars, and perpendicular to the other star in orientation. The third component is white in color.
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