Saturday, January 05, 2019

Frank viewed STF 196

Great to see increasing interest on doubles. Frank shared an observing report on the RASC Toronto forum.
Here is a brief observing report for one of the stars on Blake’s December list, HR 577 (STF 196) in Aries.  This was easy to find last night, and I found a nice orange primary star with a fainter pair to the north, consisting of close 8 and 9 magnitude stars.  It looked like all 3 stars made a very nice sight in the field of view of my 8mm Plossl eyepiece (180x on my 100mm f/15 refractor) and it is definitely a nice target on a night of steady seeing.
That's fun.

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