(IAAC) Obj: Kappa Puppis - Inst: 17" f/15 classical Cassegrain equatorial mount


Observer: Dave Mitsky
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 1999/12/23 05:45 UT
Location of site: ASH Naylor Observatory, Lewisberry, PA (Lat 40.15 d N, 76.9 d W, Elev 190 meters)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness:  ~3.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Great - full or very near object
Instrument: 17" f/15 classical Cassegrain equatorial mount
Magnification: 118, 144, and 202x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): Kappa Puppis
Category: Multiple star.
Constellation: Puppis
Data: mag 4.5, 4.7  size 
Position: RA 07h:38.8m  DEC -26d:48'
On the night of the "brightest" full moon of 133 years hype, a classic
example of people believing everything they see on the Internet, I
observed a number of binary stars including this nicely matched pair
of stellar diamonds. Both stars appeared to be pure white with the 4.7
magnitude comes to the northwest (position angle of 318 degrees) of
the 4.5 magnitude primary. Kappa Puppis has a separation of 9.9".
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