(IAAC) Obj: Nu Scorpii - Inst: Vixen 102FL f/9 GP mount
Observer: Bill Becker
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 18/6/2000 5:10 UT
Location of site: Casper, Wyoming (Lat 42*55' N, Elev 5100')
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Great - full or very near object
Instrument: Vixen 102FL f/9 GP mount
Object(s): Nu Scorpii
Category: Multiple star.
Data: mag 4.3 & 6.8 size
Position: RA 16:12 DEC -19:28
The brighter(closer) pair, at 0.9" was split at 153x showing the typical "snowman".
Reaching 368x using my 5mm Pentax smc ortho & 2x Meade barlow, the split was so
obvious, I could swear I saw a fine line of darkness between the 2 disks! The
colour of the A star was white, with the B star being noted as blue. Splitting
this close double reaffirms my suspicion that this 4" refractor has excellent optics.
Btw, the fainter pair, C & D, at 2.3" separation was so wide at 368x, you could
drive a truck between them. ;^)
Optional related URLs:
** This observing log automatically submitted via the Web from:
To UNSUBSCRIBE from the 'netastrocatalog' lists, use the Web form at: