56 Andromeda 

Tom Teague
Star: 56 Andromeda 
Date & Time: 2000/11/13 (23:55UT) 
Seeing: -- <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>. 
Location of site: Chester, England (53 11 08N; 02 51 39W) 
Site classification: Suburban  
Sky darkness: Moon just past full. 
Conditions: Cold, mainly clear.   
Binocular: 8 x 30W Zeiss Jenoptem binocular (hand-held) 
  
 
A pretty pair, quite easy for this small instrument.  No colours seen.  Very close by is NGC 752, a well-known open cluster.  I could just make this out as a small, faint nebulous patch with a stellar point in it.  An attractive field.  Perhaps NGC 752 would be easier on a moonless night. 
 
 
 
Bill Reinehr
Star: 56 Andromeda 
Date & Time: November 14, 2000 - 1:00 UTC  
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)> 
Location of site: Pflugerville, Texas, USA  (30 degrees N.) 
Site classification: Suburban  
Sky darkness: 4.1 <Limiting magnitude>  
Temperature: 42° F. 
Binocular: Orion 8x42 (hand held) & Orion 11x70 on Bogen (Manfrotto) Fluid Head and Tripod. 

 
 

A fairly easy split hand held but no color visible. With the 11x70, both components appeared to be yellow. Adjacent to open cluster NGC 752, which was only vaguely visible. 
 
 
 
 
Jim Jones
Star: 56 Andromeda 
Date & Time: 0203 UTC, 11/16/00 
Seeing: 5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)> 
Location of site: Lake Oswego, Oregon  
Site classification: Suburban 
Sky darkness: 3.5 <Limiting magnitude>  
Binocular: 7x50 Nikon (hand held) 
 
 
 
No observed color.  Est PA 315d.  In the same FOV as Gamma And. 
 

 
 

 
 
William L. Schart
Star: 56 Andromeda 
Date & Time: 15th, November, 2000.
8:30 -8:48 pm CST.
Seeing: -- <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)> 
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31 N, Elev 600 ft) 
Site classification: Suburban 
Sky darkness: 4 <Limiting magnitude>
Temperature: 45ºF
Binoculars: 10x50 tripod mounted
  
I used the short base of the constellation Triangulum as a pointer to this pair. The open clusted NGC 703 which lies nearby was not visible to me. The pair was easily split and appeared as a nearly equal pair, somewhat greyish-white in color. They were immediately to the left of a line of 3 stars, forming a sort of "hockey stick" asterism.