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(IAAC) Obj: h 99 (hj 99) - 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: 3/4/02 8:36 pm CST
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31 07, Elev 600 ft)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Celestar 8" SCT, fork mount
Magnification: 80x, 160x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): h 99 (hj 99)
Category: Multiple star.
Class: 
Constellation: Hya
Data: mag 6.73-9.20  size 61.0
Position: RA 08:38  DEC -06:48
Description:
Very wide spaced, about mag 2.5 difference, easily split at low power. The primary was yellow and the secondary blue. In a change of 8 stars (counting this pair as 2) running N-S. At the S end, 3 of the stars are in a narrow triangle, a sort of Sagitta effect. I measured the separation at 178.4, PA 178.4d.  I obtained some information from WDS: it gives 221d in 1880, and 202d in 1918, so this seems reasonable.
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