(IAAC) Obj: SAO 173359 & 173348 - Inst: Orion 6" Dob


Observer: William L. Schart
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 12/14/98 11:30 pm CST
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31 N, Elev 600 ft)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 9 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Orion 6" Dob
Magnification: 32x, 48x, 72x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): SAO 173359 & 173348
Category: Multiple star.
Constellation: CMa
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
A close pair with a striking color contrast, however they are not actually an
associated pair but merely happen to lie on the same line of sight. 59 is a 
bright yellow and 48 is a nice blue. Very pretty sight, even if they have nothing 
to do with each other.
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