(IAAC) Obj: STF 2408 - Inst: Celestron 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: 9/26/02 9:05 PM CDT
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31 07, Elev 600 ft)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Celestron 8" SCT, fork mount
Magnification: 78x, 120x, 203x
Object(s): STF 2408
Category: Multiple star.
Constellation: Aqi
Data: mag 8.6-9.0  size 2.3"
Position: RA 18:52  DEC 10:47
I had trouble finding this at first, so I did the last observation and came back. I finally decided that I was looking at stars much too dim and when I started looking at brighter stars, I located it. At low power it was elongated in about the right PA, at mid power I was able to make the split. The primary was whitish blue while the companion seemed to be a pretty deep blue.  I estimated the PA at about 90 degrees.
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