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Doubles to celebrate the Winter Olympics 2002
Salt Lake City, USA


Altius, Citius, Fortius. These are the words of the games... Closer, Dimmer, Sharper. These are the words of our Olympic doubles section to celebrate this especial event.
 
 
There are only 3 rules for this observing event:

1. Every member from the proposers must try to observe his/her personal target double.

2. The "observing Period" is from February 8th to February 24th.

3. The observing logs must be first class. That is, a short comment like "Easy split at 30x" will not qualify as a good Olympic record. Don't be shy and feel free to describe difficulty on finding the double, tell us about the spectral class, consult other catalogs,  measure it if you can, describe the coloration and of course, don't forget the ambience!.
 

Also, there is a very interesting sentence that I  would like to suggest as a concept for the Spirit of 33 in order to celebrate these Winter Olympic Games:

"In order to be content, men must also have the possibility of developing their
intellectual and artistic powers to whatever accords with their personal 
characteristics and abilities.". Albert Einstein.
 



Read a Complete report by Richard Harschaw
Eddy O'connor writes some comments about the aperture ceremony from Australia
Bob Hogeveen experiences first light with his new MK-67 after the aperture ceremony
John Ryan also experiences first lights with a Zeiss Telementor
Glen Chapman offers his viewpoint from Australia, too


 
Name Constellation Distance* Mv1* Mv2* PA* RA(J2001) Dec(J2001) DI Participant Country
Eta Cassiopeia
Cassiopeia
12.5"
3.4
7.5
315º
00h 49m
+57º 49'
n/a
William Schart
USA
Alpha Umi
Ursa Minoris
18"
2
9
216º
02h 31m
+89º 15'
n/a
William Schart
USA
Eta Persei
Perseus
28.3"
3.8
8.5
300º
02h 51m
+55º 54'
n/a
Valter Zoffoli
Italy
Struve 450
Taurus
6.6"
7.1
9.1
265º
03h 48m
+23º 55'
 50.01
Jim Jones
USA
STT 64 AB & AC
Taurus
3.3-10.2
6.8
9.7-8.9
235º-235º
03h 50m
+23º 51'
 89.06
Jim Jones
USA
Struve 470 AB
Eridanus
6.9"
4.46
5.65
348º
03h 54m
-02º 57'
40.20
Tim Leese
Claudio Pari
UK
Italy
BU 87
Taurus
1.9"
6,23
8,73
169º
04h 22m
+20° 49'
93.81
Rafael Barberá
Spain
Struve 590
Eridanus
9.3" 
5.98 
6.07
318° 
04h 46m 
-08° 48' 
 8.59
Mary Flanagan 
USA
Struve 644
Auriga
1.6"
6.80
7.03
219°
05h 10m
+37° 18'
70.14
Rafael Barberá
Spain
Kappa Leporis
Lepus
2.1"
4.46
6.85
357º
05h13m 
-12º 56'
 91.41
Paolo Morini
Italy
h 3750 
Lepus
4.1"
4.72
8.45
280º
05h 20m
-21º 14'
 84.23
Bill Becker
USA
Theta Auriga
Auriga
3.8
2.7
7.2
309º
06h 00m
+37° 13'
 94.76
Ilario Melandri 
Italy
Struve 900
Monoceros
12.4" 
4.39
6.72
29º
06h 23m
+04° 35'
n/a
Mary Flanagan
USA
Beta Monocerotis
Monoceros
7.3"-2.8"
4.7
5.2-6.1
132º-106º
06h 29m
-07° 02'
 20.89
Patrick Anway
USA
Struve 928
Auriga 
3.5"
7.6
8.2
133º
06h 35m
+38º 32'
 54.55
John Ryan
Spain
SH 73
Canis Majoris
17"
5.7
8.5
262º
06h 36m
-18º 40'
n/a
Richard Harshaw
USA
Struve 950 Aa-B
Monoceros
2.9"
4.66
7.99
209º
06h 41m 
+09º 54'
 94.52
Tim Leese
UK
Struve 948
Lynx
1.8"-8.7"-193"
5.5
6.0-7.3-10.5
73º -310º - 257º
06h 46m
+59° 26'
 72.86
Rosanna Bassi
Italy
Struve1027
Gemini
6.9"
8.20
8.40
355°
07h 09m
+16° 54'
 21.62
Luis Argüelles
Spain
Struve 1045
Monoceros
5.6"
7.7
9.1
235º
07h 13m
-03° 10' 
 57.08
Bob Hogeveen
Holland
Struve 1084
Monoceros
13.3"
7.00
9.50
286°
07h 24m
-03° 58'
n/a
Richard Harshaw
USA
Kappa Puppis
Puppis
9.9"
3.8
4.0
318°
07h 39m 
-26° 48'
 9.08
Mary Flanagan
USA
Struve 1273 AB-C
Hydra
2.87"
3.3
6.4
291º
08h 47m
+06° 25'
 94.34
Cristina Mazzotti
Italy
Struve 1282
Lynx
3.6"
7.50
7.50
279°
08h 51m
+35° 04'
 44.30
Luis Argüelles
Spain
Struve 1316
Hydra
7.1"
8.5
11.8
128º
09h 07m
-07º 02'
 n/a1
Eddy O'connor
Australia
38 Lyncis
Lynx
2.7"
3.9
6.6
229º
09h 19m
+36º 48'
 93.91
Tito Palmieri
Italy
Struve 1348
Hydra
1.9"
6.73
6.74
316º
09h 24m
+06º 21'
 63,12
Steve Bodin
USA
Struve 1355
Hydra
1.9"
7.7
7.8
350°
09h 27m
+06° 13'
65.95
Bob Hogeveen
Holland
Tau Hydrae
Hydra
65.7"
4.64
7.28
09h 29m
-02° 46'
n/a
Patrick Anway
USA
Struve 1460
Ursa Major
3.8"
7.97
8.08
162º
10h 40m
42º 08'
41.92
José Fernandez
Spain
ADS 8202
Hydra
9.3"
5.7
5.8
210º
11h 32m
-29º 16'
 11.74
Eddy O'connor
Australia
Messier 40
Ursa Major
51"
9.0
9.6
79º
12h 21m
+58° 06'
n/a
William Schart
USA
Struve 1770
Ursa Major
1.7"
6.9 
8.2
123º
13h 38m
+50° 43'
 87.92
Bob Hogeveen
Holland

Notes:
(1): Magnitude of secondary too faint for calculating DI by LADIC.




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