(IAAC) Obj: Nu Dra - Inst: 8" Discovery DHQ dob


Observation Poster: Tom Campbell <softech@iolaks.com>

Observer: Tom Campbell
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 11:10pm CDT
Location of site: Iola, KS (Lat 37d 55m, Elev 1020')
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 9 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8" Discovery DHQ dob
Magnification: 49X, 81X, 122X, 188X, 305X
Filter(s): None
Object(s): Nu Dra
Category: Multiple star.
Constellation: Dra
Data: mag 4.9, 4.9  size 
Position: RA 17:32.2  DEC +55:11
This double is in the head of the Dragon constellation. Both stars are the same magnitude and appear white in color. They have a wide separation, easily split using only 49X. This "headlight" double (as I like to call them) appears as two eyes staring back at you.

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