Struve 2878

Bob Hogeveen
Star: Struve 2878
Date & Time: October 12, 2001
Seeing: 3 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Transparency: 5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Location of site: Annen, The Netherlands
(53N, 6E)
Site classification: Village backyard
Sky darkness: ~4 <Limiting magnitude>
Telescope: Celestron C11
Magnification: 93x, 187x
Harshaw Scale: 4 <1-5; 1 best>
 
This could well be a very nice double under reasonable sky-conditions. The narrow and rather bright A-B can be reckognized and almost split at 93x, I can be split easily at 187x. The pair is flanked by two fainter stars, maybe fieldstars, maybe real companions. "C" is at 66" @122 and "D" is on the other side at 127" @276.
 
The bad seeing made the view ugly. Unsharp stars and no colors to be seen. This resulted in a low rating of 4, and a mark on my planninglist for another go at a good night.
 
 
Jim Phillips 
Star: Struve 2878
Date & Time: Oct. 3, 2001
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Location of site: Charleston, SC, USA
Site classification: Suburban
Temperature. 70º F.
Sky darkness: --- <Limiting Magnitude>
Telescope: 9" F/15 apo
Eye Pieces: 10mm
Magnification: 343x
White, White. Nice close doulble. 10mm (343X gives best view)