(IAAC) Obj: Asterope (21 Tau) - Inst: Vixen 9x63 binoculars

Observation Poster: Stéphane Meloche <stephanemeloche@videotron.ca>
Observer: Stéphane Meloche
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 2006/01/04 3h02 UT
Location of site: Coaticook (Qc), Canada (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 5,2 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing:  <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Vixen 9x63 binoculars
Object(s): Asterope (21 Tau)
Category: Multiple star.
Constellation: Tau
Data: mag 5.6 + 6.4  size 
Position: RA 03:46  DEC 23:24
Member of the Pleiades.  The secondary is 22 Tau, located just at SE. Beautiful double star, easy to split at 9x.  Light contrast of color between the components.  The primary star (21 Tau) appear white and the secondary (22 Tau) is blue-green.
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