to celebrate the Winter Olympics 2002
Salt Lake City, USA
Date & Time: 11 Feb 2002, 7pm to midnight
Seeing: 5 -> 3 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Location of site: Silverdale WA, USA 47N,123W
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 5.7 -> 5 <Limiting magnitude>
Telescope: Celestron 8 CS, Meade 4 SC
Eyepieces: 24 Koenig, 19 Televue wide field, 12 ortho, 3x Barlow, PC23 videocamera
|Wide pair visible in the
finder. WDS lists catalog as HJ 1167 with a F6V spectral class for the
primary. Colors first looked just white, but further examination caused
me to suspect a pastel yellow primary and a faintly blue-white secondary.
Measurements: 66 sec, PA 004 deg.
Date & Time: February 12 - 2002, 22.30
Seeing: ~ 5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Location of site: Annen, The Netherlands
53º N, 6º E
Site classification: Village-backyard
Sky darkness: 4 <Limiting magnitude>
Temperature: 5° C
Conditions: Clouds with short clearings
Telescope: Swarovski 80mm spottingscope
Magnification: Magnification: 20x - 60x
|This double which is wide
and easy turns out to be a good choice of Patrick/PJ. It is an easy to
locate and in it's way attractive double for small scopes, already visible
with bino's. Prior observations of this pair were made by me on March 23,
1998, using a 10x50 bino and also the Swarovski. My log indicates that
I found the pair attractive, especially with the bino and the Swarovski
The observation of yesterday confirmed that. At 20x the field is somewhat rich and the pair showed nice colors: yellow and (and indication of) orange. The color of B was not that easy to establish. My impression went strongly to orange at low power, but turning up the power to 60x that impression disappeared and I was confused. Maybe at low power the light was more concentrated and just strong enough to show it's reddish nature. Afterwards (always afterwards!) I checked Skymap for the colors, and indeed they were yellow and orange.
The pair gets, and deserves,
an honourable rating of 2 on the scale of mister Richard H.