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

Observation Poster: Tom Campbell <softech@iolaks.com>
Observer: Tom Campbell
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 11:35pm 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): None
Object(s): Psi Dra
Category: Multiple star.
Constellation: Dra
Data: mag 4.9, 6.1  size 
Position: RA 17:41.9  DEC +72:09
While I was in the area, I thought I'd take another peek at what I call the Rat Double. Both components are similar in magnitude (one is slightly brighter) and are white in color. These form the eyes of the rat. In the same field of view is a faint medium blue star, which forms an oddly-angled triangle with the "eyes". When I mentally connect the dots, the oblong triangle is similar to the face of a cartoon rat. Okay, I admit my imagination may be getting the best of me, but I think he's kinda cute.
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