Neil Webster, St Marys Platt, Kent

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The following measurements were made throughout 2018 using a Meade 12mm astrometric illuminated reticle eyepiece plus 2.5x powermate attached to an Altair Astro 115mm refractor (focal length 805mm, f7). The total magnification was 167.5x with a field of view of 0.3 degrees.

Fewer measurements were made this year due to relocation which finally happened at the end of February. Serious observing, measuring and imaging did not begin until the middle of April. Although St Marys Platt is a much darker site than Bromley measurements are still limited to 8.5 magnitude due to the red light in the eyepiece. However, a Southerly aspect is now available so many of the measurements are of systems previously unavailable.


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