(IAAC) Obj: theta Tau (77 & 78 Tau) - Inst: ETX-60, computerized altaz fork mount
Observation Poster: William L. Schart <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Observer: William L. Schart
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 11/./01 8:30 pm CST
Location of site: Killeen, TX, USA (Lat 31 07, Elev 600)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 2 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Great - full or very near object
Instrument: ETX-60, computerized altaz fork mount
Magnification: 14x, 39x
Object(s): theta Tau (77 & 78 Tau)
Category: Multiple star.
Data: mag 3.4-3.8 size
Position: RA 04:29 DEC 15:58
While doing some quick and dirty observations of the moon and Saturn I also encountered the Hyades. When I came inside, I ID'ed this pair using Redshift. I then went on-line and determined that it was on the list of the latest "33 Doubles" in Taurus project.
A wide spaced double, easily split at either power. Rather bright and white.
Optional related URLs: http://whuyss.tripod.com/33.html
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