Re: (IAAC) Obj: STF 517 - Inst: Celestar 8" SCT, Fork mount
Actually, although I do not have Skymap, I have a couple of Excel
spreadsheets courtesy of a friend with (more or less) the entire WDS.
I'll try to remember to put in any known separation figures whenever i
On Wednesday, December 26, 2001, at 04:27 AM, Kim Gowney wrote:
> Hmm, I had been taking something for granted here I think,
> I use Skymap pro to plan any observing sessions which has such info as
> it uses the WDS Catalogue, and I would guess that other such programs
> do as well, I figured that perhaps you had access to something similar.
> It was the recorded separation that I meant, e.g if your observation
> said "this pair was pretty tight, but it was split at 500x" it would be
> interesting to know what the sep was but I can of course just use
> Skymap to find out. Thanx for the reply, and sorry if I made an error!
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: William Schart
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Sent: Wednesday, December 26, 2001 1:48 AM
> Subject: Re: (IAAC) Obj: STF 517 - Inst: Celestar 8" SCT, Fork mount
> Depends on what you mean. If you are referring to a personal
> measurement of mine of the separation, I must confess that I always do
> not attempt measures. Sometimes the pair is too tight, faint, etc.
> Sometimes, I will admit, I don't want to bother and just enjoy looking
> at the pair. If I do measure the separation, I almost invariably put my
> results in me notes.
> If you mean the PA as listed in some published list, that would be
> possible. Most of my double star measurements are for one of the "33
> Doubles" observing projects - see http://whuyss.tripod.com/33.html.
> William, I always enjoy your double star observations, but they would
> have an increased relevance if you could include the seperation in all
> the records, in this way I can compare instrument performance etc! what
> do you think?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Apache User
> To: Internet Amateur Astronomers Catalog
> Sent: Monday, December 24, 2001 4:44 AM
> Subject: (IAAC) Obj: STF 517 - Inst: Celestar 8" SCT, Fork mount
> Observation Poster: William L. Schart <email@example.com>
> Observer: William L. Schart
> Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
> Date/time of observation: 12/17/01 9:38 pm CST
> Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31 07, Elev 600 ft)
> Site classification: Suburban
> Sky darkness: 4 <Limiting magnitude>
> Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
> Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
> Instrument: Celestar 8" SCT, Fork mount
> Magnification: 78x, 120x
> Object(s): STF 517
> Category: Multiple star.
> Constellation: Tau
> Data: mag size
> Position: RA 04:16 DEC 00:27
> Another tough pair tonight. About the same separation as the last pair
> but more mag difference. This pair is part of a large, inverted
> Y-shaped asteriksm of 9 stars, located near the junction. The other
> stars are much fainter. The color of this pair is white.
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