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(IAAC) Obj: Zea UMa - Inst: Orion AstroView, 120mm EQ Refractor



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Observation Poster: Barry Martasian <timetrav2@webtv.net>
Observer: Barry Martasian
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: January 25, 2002
Location of site: Frosty Drew Observatory, Charlestown, Rhode Island (Lat , Elev SEA LEVEL)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 2 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 3 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Major - gibbous or near object
Instrument: Orion AstroView, 120mm EQ Refractor
Magnification: 40X and 100X
Filter(s): none
Object(s): Zea UMa
Category: Multiple star.
Class: 
Constellation: UMa
Data: mag 2  size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Description:
This popular double was indeed something worth while to look at this
evening as most of the heavens were just to bright and washed out to
look at.
As always both Mizar mag.2 and Alcor mag.4 were/are extremely easy to
separate. Both Mizar and Alcor are doubles themselves with Mizar's
companion being a nice telescopic double as well. At 100X this
companion shown beautiful separation on this night, and is fascinating
for young and old astronomers alike.
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