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(IAAC) Obj: STF 1424 - Inst: 4.5" Orion SkyView Delux



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Observation Poster: Rob Wood <r_c_wood@orbitworld.net>
Observer: Rob Wood
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: June 11/02 9:50 pm CST
Location of site: Lake Jackson Tx (Lat 29N, Elev 14)
Site classification: Urban
Sky darkness: 7 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 4.5" Orion SkyView Delux
Magnification: 33x, 66x, 100x, 200x
Filter(s): Moon
Object(s): STF 1424
Category: Multiple star.
Class: 
Constellation: Leo
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Description:
STF 1424 is more commonly known as Gamma-Leo. This system has 4 componets. The A-B pair is not fully resolvable at 100x in my scope tonight. They appear elongated. The PA is recorded as 125 degrees and the separation is 4.5 arc seconds. These values are from the lititure and not actually measured. The pair are golden-yellow in colour.
The 'C' star is visible at an observed PA of 160 degrees. The separation is approximately 360 arc seconds. The 'C" star is yellow-white, with a reported magnitude of 9.6
The 'D' star is not visible tonight. It has a reported magnitude of 10.
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