(IAAC) Obj: Struve 609 - Inst: Orion 6" Dob


Observer: William L.Schart
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 1/4/99 9:37 pm CST
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31, Elev 820)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Orion 6" Dob
Magnification: 32x, 48x, 72x, 120x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): Struve 609
Category: Multiple star.
Constellation: Ori
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :

Questions were raised about my observation of this pair on 12/26/99. I
went back and this time I feel that I have observed the correct
pair. Not split at lower powers, at 72x I began to suspect elongation,
at 120x suspected splitting (but maybe this was wishful thinking). I
broke out the barlow and barely split it at 144x, and definately split
it at 240x.

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