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Page 8:  36 Ophiuchi - Zeta Lyrae


OBJECT:  36 Ophiuchi
INSTRUMENT:  Meade 10" SCT
DATE:  06.29.1996 TIME:  10:40 pm EDT
TRANSPARENCY:  Fair SEEING:  Good
MAGNIFICATION:  384x LOCATION:  Nature Center
COMMENTS:  The stars in this system are identical in appearance; equal in magnitude and color.  Although their color was difficult to distinguish.

OBJECT:  Sigma Ophiuchi INSTRUMENT:  Meade 10" SCT
DATE:  06.29.1996 TIME:  10:52 pm EDT
TRANSPARENCY:  Fair SEEING:  Good
MAGNIFICATION:  192x LOCATION:  Nature Center
COMMENTS:  The brightest star of this pair is dull orange.  The faint companion appeared gray, but gave indications of red.


OBJECT:  Rho Herculis INSTRUMENT:  Meade 10" SCT
DATE:  06.29.1996 TIME:  11:01 pm EDT
TRANSPARENCY:  Fair SEEING:  Good
MAGNIFICATION:  192x LOCATION:  Nature Center
COMMENTS:  These bright white stars are almost equal in magnitude, but there is a noticeable difference.

OBJECT:  Nu Draconis INSTRUMENT:  Meade 10" SCT
DATE:  06.29.1996 TIME:  11:10 pm
TRANSPARENCY:  Fair SEEING:  Good
MAGNIFICATION:  357x LOCATION:  Nature Center
COMMENTS:  At first glance, it seemed as if I was gazing at the "Double Double" in Lyra; although this pair did not split again.  This wide double is two white stars of equal magnitude.


OBJECT:  Psi Draconis INSTRUMENT:  Meade 10" SCT
DATE:  06.29.1996 TIME:  11:41 pm EDT
TRANSPARENCY:  Fair SEEING:  Good
MAGNIFICATION:  417x LOCATION:  Nature Center
COMMENTS:  This wide double has stars very close in magnitude.  Both are also a pale white in color.

OBJECT:  40/41 Draconis INSTRUMENT:  Meade 10" SCT
DATE:  06.29.1996 TIME:  11:23 pm EDT
TRANSPARENCY:  Fair SEEING:  Good
MAGNIFICATION:  96x LOCATION:  Nature Center
COMMENTS:  These stars are identical in magnitude as well as color.  Both are faint yellow.


OBJECT:  95 Herculis INSTRUMENT:  Meade 10" SCT
DATE:  06.29.1996 TIME:  11:45 pm EDT
TRANSPARENCY:  Fair SEEING:  Good
MAGNIFICATION:  96x LOCATION:  Nature Center
COMMENTS:  This close association has stars of nearly equal magnitude.  The star on the right (see diagram) is white and the one on the left is yellow.

OBJECT:  70 Ophiuchi INSTRUMENT:  Meade 10" SCT
DATE:  06.29.1996
TIME:  11:56 pm EDT
TRANSPARENCY:  Fair SEEING:  Good
MAGNIFICATION:  417x LOCATION:  Nature Center
COMMENTS:  It took high magnification to split this one.  The brighter star is yellow and the fainter one a dark orange (perhaps brown).


OBJECT:  Epsilon Lyrae INSTRUMENT:  Meade 10" SCT
DATE:  06.30.1996 TIME:  12:03 am EDT
TRANSPARENCY:  Fair SEEING:  Good
MAGNIFICATION:  179x LOCATION:  Nature Center
COMMENTS:  The famous "Double Double" in Lyra.  All four stars in this multiple system are light blue in color.  The northern pair are easier to separate than the southern pair.

OBJECT:  Zeta Lyrae INSTRUMENT:  Meade 10" SCT
DATE:  06.30.1996 TIME:  12:10 am EDT
TRANSPARENCY:  Fair SEEING:  Good
MAGNIFICATION:  96x LOCATION:  Nature Center
COMMENTS:  The brightest star in this system is blue.  The slightly fainter companion is white.

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