(IAAC) Obj: STF 1677 - Inst: Celestar 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: 6/2/02  9:33 pm CDT
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31 07, Elev 600 ft)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 3.5 <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, 120x, 164x, 200x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): STF 1677
Category: Multiple star.
Constellation: Vir
Data: mag 7.29-8.2  size 15.9"
Position: RA 12:45  DEC -3:53
A wide spaced pair very easily split at low power.  The two stars are bluish-white and are part of a 4 star asterism in the shape of a trapexium. This pair points almost, but not quite, towards the star diagonally opposite. I  measured the separation at 16.9 and the PA at 350.9 (ave 5 meas).
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