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Beta_11_Monoceros

Object:

Beta 11 Monocerotis

Constellation:

Monoceros

RA:

06h28m49.1s

DEC:

-07001'59"

Magnification:

200

Filter:

None

Field:

15'

Pos. Angle:

AB 132° AC 125° AD 56°

Object Info:

11 Beta Monocerotis is a beautiful multiple star. The A, B and C components are all white. Their magnitudes are 4.7, 5.2 and 6.1. They almost appear to shine in equal brightness through the eyepiece. There is a D component of magnitude 12.4 which I did not detect. Separation AB 7.16", AC 9,91", AD 25,90".

Orientation:

North is up, west is to the left

Miscallenous information

Date:

24-01-2002

Time (GMT):

22.30.00

Location:

50.55N 6.03E

Experience:

Beginner

Instrument:

8 inch klevtsov-cassegrain TAL 200K

Magnification used

167 and 200

Filters used:

None

The Seeing:

4. (1 = best, scale of 10)
There is a general loss of fine detail at high magnification

Transparency:

7. (1 = best, scale of 10)
The faintest stars typically visible from the site are not visible

The sky darkness:

9. (1 = best, scale of 10)
Sky is very bright, faintest stars visible are mag 4.5

Naked eye limiting magnitude:

4.5

Moonfase:

No moon