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(IAAC) Obj: STF 3107 - Inst: Celestar 8" SCT, fork mount



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Observation Poster: William L. Schart <wschart@hot.rr.com>
Observer: William L. Schart
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 7/4/02  12:20 am 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 3107
Category: Multiple star.
Class: 
Constellation: Oph
Data: mag 9.3-9.3  size 1.4"
Position: RA 16:59  DEC 03:58
Description:
Another good test, equal magnitude (9.3), faint and close (1.4). I had to exam several possible candidates in the same FOV before I identified this. There was little if any evidence of duplicity at low power, at mid power I got elongation, and I was able to split this, if barely, at high power. Overall this pair appeared yellow. It is part of a 4 star asterism, a triangle with an appendage just off the corner formed by this pair.
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