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(IAAC) Obj: Struve1840 - 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, 11:10pm 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): Struve1840
Category: Multiple star.
Constellation: UMi
Data: Mag: 7.0, 10.4
Position: RA: 14h 19m 54s | Dec: +67o 47'
Description:
[From the "Spirit of 33" list for this month in Ursa Minor.]
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The best view of this double was at 81x. The primary was white
or blue-white, but I was unable to determine a color for the
much fainter companion.