(IAAC) Obj: beta Ori (Rigel) - Inst: Orion 6" Dob


Observer: William L. Schart
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 1/25/99 8:48 pm CST
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31 N, Elev 600 ft)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Major - gibbous or near object
Instrument: Orion 6" Dob
Magnification: 144X, 98X
Filter(s): none
Object(s): beta Ori (Rigel)
Category: Multiple star.
Constellation: Ori
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA 5:14  DEC -8:11
Success tonight at lats! After several attempts, I finally was able to split this
double. I first used my 17mm w/barlow combination for 144x and it was an easy
split. I then used my reticle EP (98x) to measure the separation - 15" and PA - 
185 degrees.
Optional related URLs: http://members.tripod.com/~whuyss/33/33_orion.html
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