Otto Struve 386 in Cygnus

Richard Harshaw
Star: Otto Struve 386
Date & Time: Enf of July, 2001
Seeing: 8 down to 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Transparency: 7 down to 5 <1-10 Transparency Scale (10 best)>
Temperature: 30ºC ( 86ºF)
Location of site: Kansas City, USA
Site classification: suburban 
Sky darkness: 4.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Telescope: Celestron 11" SCT f/10
Eyepiece: 5mm Lanthanum 
Magnification: 560x 
Harshaw rating: 3
A pair of yO stars that only garnered a 4 from me.


Jim Phillips
Star: Otto Struve 386
Date & Time: July 20, 2002
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Transparency: 5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Location of site: Greenwood, South Carolina USA
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 3.0 <Limiting magnitude> 
Telescope: TMB 8" F/9
Eyepieces: Binoviewer with and without  barcon
plus extension (3.2X)Zeiss abbe orthos, 4mm, 10mm, 16mm and 34mm Brandons, 12mm
Magnification: 183x, 457x
Suspected double with 10mm (No Barcon, 183X). Definate split with 
4mm (457X). Difficult to get exact focus with 4mm.