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(IAAC) Obj: STF 1126 - Inst: Celestar 8" SCT, fork mount



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Observation Poster: William L. Schart <wschart@hot.rr.com>
Observer: William L. Schart
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 1/13/02 9:46 pm CST
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31 07, Elev 600 ft)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Celestar 8" SCT, fork mount
Magnification: 80x, 200x
Filter(s): 
Object(s): STF 1126
Category: Multiple star.
Class: 
Constellation: Cmi
Data: mag   size Sep 0.9'-43.2"
Position: RA 07:40  DEC 05:14
Description:
A triple system, the primary is a very tight pair of mag 6 stars. At
low power there wasn’t anything I could do with this and at high
power it was only elongated. The third member is very faint, almost
mag 11 and tended to be washed out by the others, although it still
was noticable at low power. The primary has a bit of a bluish tinge to
it. These 3 together with another couple of unrelated stars form a
Y-shaped asterism, with the primary pair the base of the Y, the
tertiary the junction, and the unrelated stars the tips of the arms.
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