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(IAAC) Obj: STF 1045 - 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: 2/20/02 7:36pm 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: Minor - crescent or far from object
Instrument: Celestar 8" SCT, fork mount
Magnification: 78x, 120x, 200x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): STF 1045
Category: Multiple star.
Class: 
Constellation: Mon
Data: mag 7.7-9.1  size 5.6"
Position: RA 07:13  DEC -03:10
Description:
A bit of magnitude difference, but not enough 
to interfer with splitting at low power. the slightly brighter member I 
saw as blue, and the dimmer one I thought was yellow, but I wasn't 
really sure of this call. This all appeared in the middle of what seemed 
to me to be a pentagonal field of stars which appeared to be a possible 
candidate for a cluster, but I couldn't ID one in this location. 
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