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Page 5:  Alpha Leonis - Zeta Ursae Majoris


OBJECT:  Alpha Leonis TELESCOPE:  Meade 10" f/10 SCT
DATE:  05.30.1996 TIME:  12:15 am EDT
TRANSPARENCY:  Fair SEEING:  Good
MAGNIFICATION:  179x LOCATION:  Kalamazoo Twp.
COMMENTS:  The primary star (Regulus) is by far the brightest.  It has a yellowish color to it.  The secondary is faint, but easy to see.

OBJECT:  Gamma Leonis
TELESCOPE:  Meade 10" f/10 SCT
DATE:  05.30.1996
TIME:  12:21 am EDT
TRANSPARENCY:  Fair SEEING:  Good
MAGNIFICATION:  373x LOCATION:  Kalamazoo Twp.
COMMENTS:  This pair of stars is almost identical in appearance.  They are very close in magnitude and color (golden-yellow).  It almost has a three dimensional quality to it.  The primary seems to be the closer of the two.


OBJECT:  54 Leonis
TELESCOPE:  Meade 10" f/10 SCT
DATE:  05.30.1996 TIME:  12:34 am EDT
TRANSPARENCY:  Fair SEEING:  Good
MAGNIFICATION:  192x LOCATION:  Kalamazoo Twp.
COMMENTS:  The primary star is bright and light blue in color.  The secondary is noticeably fainter and dark blue in color.  This pair also has a three dimensional look to it.  The primary again appears to be the closer of the two.

OBJECT:  N Hydrae
TELESCOPE:  Meade 10" f/10 SCT
DATE:  05.07.1997 TIME:  12:34 am EDT
TRANSPARENCY:  Fair SEEING:  Fair
MAGNIFICATION:  96x LOCATION:  Portage, MI
COMMENTS:  Two yellow stars of equal magnitude.


OBJECT:  Delta Corvi
TELESCOPE:  Meade 10" f/10 SCT
DATE:  05.07.1997 TIME:  12:03 am EDT
TRANSPARENCY:  Fair SEEING:  Fair
MAGNIFICATION:  96x LOCATION:  Portage, MI
COMMENTS:  The primary outshines the dull secondary star by several magnitudes.  The primary is bright white and the fainter companion is dark white or gray.

OBJECT:  24 Coma Berenices
TELESCOPE:  Meade 10" f/10 SCT
DATE:  07.04.1996 TIME:  12:35 am EDT
TRANSPARENCY: Good SEEING:  Good
MAGNIFICATION:  96x LOCATION:  Kalamazoo Twp.
COMMENTS:  The bright star in this system is a golden-yellow spectacle.  The other star is azure (or blue) in color.  Another double star similar to Albireo.  How many of these look-a-likes are there?


OBJECT:  Gamma Virginis
TELESCOPE:  Meade 10" f/10 SCT
DATE:  05.07.1997 TIME: 12:22 am EDT
TRANSPARENCY:  Fair SEEING:  Fair
MAGNIFICATION:  192x LOCATION:  Portage, MI
COMMENTS:  Two bright white stars of equal magnitude and very close together.

OBJECT:  32 Camelopardalis
TELESCOPE:  Meade 10" f/10 SCT
DATE:  05.10.1996
TIME:  10:30 pm EDT
TRANSPARENCY:  Good SEEING:  Good
MAGNIFICATION:  96x LOCATION:  Schoolcraft, MI
COMMENTS:  This pair of stars are nearly identical.  They are both bright and blue-white.  I believe the northern most star is the brightest.  They look like "beady blue eyes".


OBJECT:  Al. Canum Venaticorium
TELESCOPE:  Meade 10" f/10 SCT
DATE:  05.30.1996 TIME:  12:51 am EDT
TRANSPARENCY:  Fair SEEING:  Good
MAGNIFICATION:  96x LOCATION:  Kalamazoo Twp.
COMMENTS:  The primary is a brilliant white star.  The secondary is also white, but a few magnitudes fainter.

OBJECT:  Zeta Ursae Majoris
TELESCOPE:  Meade 10" f/10 SCT
DATE:  05.30.1996 TIME:  12:47 am EDT
TRANSPARENCY:  Fair SEEING:  Good
MAGNIFICATION:  96x LOCATION:  Kalamazoo Twp.
COMMENTS:  This is the famous double star in the middle of the handle of the Big Dipper.  The primary star (Mizar A) is the by far the brightest and is blue-white in color.  The secondary (Mizar B) is fainter but of similar color.  Alcor, the "nearby" companion, is also blue in color.

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