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#1 Rich5567

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 08:38 AM

A clear but windy session here last night, was intending to spend time just in Serpens Caput, but ended up straying into Hercules.

 

STF 2007 SERPENS CAPUT: AB 6.8, 7.9, PA 322, 37.5", and AC 6.8, 10.8, PA 137, 162.7". A seen a pale yellow (as usual), B and C no colour. 203x.

 

GWP 2598 SERPENS CAPUT: 6.6, 10.3, PA 350, 27.7", B was quite faint with the glare from A. seeing poor but B seen after some trying at 338x.

 

STF 2016 HERCULES: 8.4, 9.6, PA 148 7.6", two close pinpoints at 203x. No colour.

 

BPM 654 HERCULES: 9.3, 13.2, PA 227, 67.8". Tough one. B seen with averted vision. B in and out of sight, but held for a few seconds at a time at 338x.

 

ENG 56 (15) HERCULES: AB 7.3, 10.6, PA 252, 61.9", AC 7.3, 12.3, PA 342, 88.2". Good view at 203x.AC= BUP 166.

 

KU 52 HERCULES: AB 10.1, 11.5, PA 49, 9.4". AC 10.1, 11.2, PA 276, 83.4". Nice split. A/B obvious at 135x. good views at 203x.

 

HEI 542 HERCULES: 11.2, 11.6, PA 140 2.3". Close and faint, just see as a double at 338x. Seeing not too good.

 

GRV 928 HERCULES: 11.3, 12.4, PA 128, 68.2". B visble at 135x, nice at 338x.

 

STF 2051 HERCULES: 7.6, 9.4, PA19 ,13.7". Easy at 135x. Quite obvious at 78x.

 

LDS 4674 HERCULES: 11.5, 12.6, PA282, 13.5". Suspected a split at 135x, nice split at 203x.

 

A windy night, so no dew but was a pain at times as the scope would wobble a bit. Seeing was variable, but mainly poor at high powers.

 

But a good night all the same.

 

Cheers,

 

Rich.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 23 May 2020 - 09:47 AM

Thanks Rich! And thanks for sharing a few doubles below 11th magnitude that us small aperture folks can enjoy wink.gif 

In all seriousness, I admire your willingness to seek out those dimmer and lesser-known pairs. I enjoy reading about them. 


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#3 Rich5567

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 12:19 PM

Hi Nick,

 

Cheers for that.waytogo.gif . I do like the fainter challenges. I was intending to do more brighter targets last night, and I had some form of 'route' planned in Uranometria, but that plan quickly went to the wall and I began to stray to fainter stars in the area I was in. I was supposed to stay in Serpens Caput but ended up mainly in Herculeslol.gif . 

 

 

Thanks for the kind words again mate.

 

Rich.


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