(IAAC) Obj: STF 1627 - Inst: Celestron 8: SCT, fork mount

Observation Poster: William L. Schart <wschart@hot.rr.com>
Observer: William L. Schart
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 5/31/02 11:00 pm CDT
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31 07, Elev 600 ft)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 3.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Celestron 8: SCT, fork mount
Magnification: 80x, 120x, 165x, 200x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): STF 1627
Category: Multiple star.
Constellation: Vir
Data: mag 6.57-6.98  size 20.1
Position: RA 12:18  DEC -3:57
This one I also got through the trees. A wide spaced pair of bluish stars. I measured the separation at 21.9, but when I tried to measure the PA, I had a great deal of difficulty seeing the star to center against the illumination of the reticle. I ended up roughly centering and getting an estimate by the drift method of about 200d.
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