(IAAC) Obj: STF 2048 - 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: 7/3/02  11:43 pm CDT
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31 07, Elev 600 ft)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 3.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Celestar 8" SCT, fork mount
Magnification: 80x, 120x, 165x, 200x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): STF 2048
Category: Multiple star.
Constellation: Oph
Data: mag 6.6-9.4  size 5.5"
Position: RA 16:29  DEC -08:08
This one proved to be kind of tough - perhaps being low in the sky the seeing wasnít as good as elsewhere. I thought that I could see something in the aproximate PA at low power. I stepped up the power, but this did not seem to help too much. I spent some time studying this at high power, I was able to make the split from time to time. The primary was yellow, but I didnít see enought of the companion to determine color. Part of a triangular asterism with 2 fainter stars.
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