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(IAAC) Obj: HJ 2682 (multiple star) - 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, 10:40pm 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): HJ 2682
Category: Multiple star.
Constellation: UMi
Data: Mag: 6.7, 9.0, 9.7
Position: RA: 13h 40m 42s | Dec: +76o 51'
Description:
[From the "Spirit of 33" list for this month in Ursa Minor.]
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This was a triple star system, easily split at 49x. Increasing
the magnification to 81x revealed some subtle colors. The
brightest component was pale yellow-white, but the other two
stars were a bit too faint to be able to detect colors. The
faintest component is about halfway between and off to one
side of the brighter two components, forming a triangle.