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(IAAC) Obj: 36 Oph - Inst: 4.5" Homemade Dobson reflector, f/8



  Observer: Ante Perkovic
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: August 11th 2003, 22:07h
Location of site: Tugare, near Split, Croatia (Lat 43.4 N, Elev 250m)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 5.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing:
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 4.5" Homemade Dobson reflector, f/8 ("babydob")
Magnification: 25x, 48x, 79x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): 36 Oph
Category: Multiple star
Class:
Constellation: Oph
Data: mag 5.11  size 22"
Position:
Description:
- 25x: Can't split it yet.
- 48x: After few minutes, I finally split it into 2 stars of equal 
brightness.
- 79x: Easily split, but no trace of alleged 3. and 4. star. (see P.S.)
P.S.
Skymap shows 36 oph as a 22"-long chain of 4 stars with magnitudes 5.0, 
4.2, 5.3 and 4.3, separated 15", 4" and 3" respectively. I was really 
looking forward to see this with my babydob, but I saw only 2 stars :(. 
Data at http://www.alcyone.de/SIT/mainstars/SIT000631.htm agree with 
what I saw.