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



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

Observer: Tom Campbell
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 11:15pm 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): Lumicon O-III
Object(s): Mu Dra
Category: Multiple star.
Class: 
Constellation: Dra
Data: mag 5.7, 5.7  size 
Position: RA 17:05.3  DEC +54:28
Description:
This is a tight double. Both stars are of equal magnitude and white in color. At 188X, the pair can be split, but 305X looks much better. Dropping the magnification back down to 49X, the pair appears as a single star, although it looks yellowish instead of white.

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