- Ted Forte and Dave Groski mentioned the multiple star Nu Scorpii.
It's a fun double, and I'm glad Dave brought it to my attention
again. I've only obseved it once and was unable to split the close
components with a 10" f/5 Orion IntelliScope. Here's my notes:
Observing Log Entries for Nu Sco
Date: 2004 May 12 12:27a
Observer: Kent Blackwell
Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Instrument: 10" Orion IntelliScope
Object Type: Single Star
Apparent Position: RA. 16h12m14.2s Dec. -19°27'48" (Sco)
Object Altitude: 30°
Conditions: 8 Seeing
Description: Pentax SMC LX 10.5mm, 114x
A very colorful double star, which is actually a quadruple star. A &
B are only 1.3" apart. I could not split these. I could split
components C & D, separated 2.3".
For some odd reason SkyTools calls this a single star.