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(IAAC) Obj: Struve1841 - 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, 11:15pm CDT
Transparency: Clear (8/10)
Seeing: Stable (8/10)
Moon: Full, but near horizon
Weather: Temperatures in the low 60s. There was a light breeze. Relative
humidity was about 68%
Object(s): Struve1841
Category: Multiple star.
Constellation: UMi
Data: Mag: 7.1, 10.7
Position: RA: 14h 21m 06s | Dec: +67o 48'
Description:
[From the "Spirit of 33" list for this month in Ursa Minor.]
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The nearly full Moon was peeking up over the eastern treetops,
marking an end to the night's observing. Too bad, because it
was a beautiful night...
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The brightest component of this double forms an almost identical
wide optical binary with the brighter star in Struve1840 (see a
previous log). In fact, both pairs looked very similar, except
Struve1841 appeared to have a little different position angle,
the secondary star was a little fainter, and it was a little
more separated from the primary.