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(IAAC) Obj: Struve1972 (Pi-1 UMi) - Inst: 8" f/6 dob



[Forwarded to IAAC with Tom's permission.]
Observer: Tom Campbell
Location: Iola, Kansas (Long: 95o24'W, Lat: 37o55'N)
Equipment: Discovery DHQ 8" dobsonian
Eyepieces: 1.25" Ploessls - 25mm (49x), 15mm (81x), 10mm (122x), 6mm (203x)
Date/Time: 05 May 2004, 10:20pm CDT
Transparency: Clear (8/10)
Seeing: Stable (8/10)
Moon: Full, but just below or at horizon
Weather: Temperatures in the low 60s. There was a light breeze. Relative
humidity was about 68%
Object(s): Struve1972 (Pi-1 UMi)
Category: Multiple star.
Constellation: UMi
Data: Mag: 6.6, 7.3
Position: RA: 15h 29m 12s | Dec: +80o 27'
Description:
[From the "Spirit of 33" list for this month in Ursa Minor.]
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This nice-looking double was fairly wide, easily split at 49x.
I preferred the view at 81x, however, due to better color
contrast. The brighter star is white, and the fainter
companion has a tinge of yellow.