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(IAAC) Obj: 17 Canis Majoris - Inst: 6" TEC Mak, f12, GP mount



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Observation Poster: Bill Becker <bbe51@rmisp.com>
Observer: Bill Becker
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: Jan 3, 2002 4:42 UT
Location of site: Casper Wyoming (Lat 42*55mN, Elev 5123')
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 7 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 4 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 6" TEC Mak, f12, GP mount
Magnification: 51X
Filter(s): none
Object(s): 17 Canis Majoris
Category: Multiple star.
Class: NA
Constellation: Canis Major
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA 06h:55.0'  DEC -20*:24'
Description:
What a wonderful system...a very easy to view quadruple. The 5.8 mag primary was seen
as white and the B, C, & D stars all had a blueish tinge to them. Their mag are
9.3, 9.0, and 9.5 respectiely while their sep are approx. 44.4, 50.5, and 130".
I highly recommend visiting this multiple.
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