(IAAC) Obj: STF 1788 - 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: 6/9/02  10:57 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 1788
Category: Multiple star.
Constellation: Vir
Data: mag 6.2-7.7-10.9  size 3.5"-125"
Position: RA 13:55  DEC -8:03
A third trio tonight. The primary and the close companion, nearly equal in magnitude, appear blue. The easternmost one is slightly dimmer than the other. It appears as part of a 4 star asterism. The 2 closest to this pair form about a 45-45 right triangle with the pair at the vertex. They are dimmer than the pair, and I believe that the northern one is the third member of the system. About 2.5 times farther removed is the 4th member of this asterism, rather brighter than the 2 previously mentioned. Overall, this has a dipper-like shape.
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