Date & Time: 16-Aug-2001 ( 22:45 UT )
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Location of site: Northwich, Cheshire. UK. 53° 15' N -2º 33' W.
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: ? <Limiting magnitude>
Conditions: Clear breaks through drifting cloud, no Moon.
Binocular: 12X50 Olympus 5.3deg FOV.
|I couldn't decide if I had
split this double at first and went back to it many times before I was
happy that I had seen the tiny mote of a
companion to 15 Aquila. I observed beta Cyg and 61 Cyg to check
my technique and air quality and split both these. Just to make sure
I couldn't resist setting up my 80mm w/v scope.
X16 showed a purplish companion very well confirming my observation using the binocs.
I found 15 Aquila by starting at M11 (
wild duck cluster ) which looked
Date & Time: 17 August, 2001, 23.30
Seeing: 5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>.
Location of site: Annen, The Netherlands - 53N, 6E
Site classification: Village backyard
Sky darkness: 4.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Bino: Leica 10x42 Trinovid, semi-handheld
|A nice and easy bino double in the lower
part of Aquila. It is very easy to locate, close to the bright Lambda
forming a curved line of three stars with Lambda and 14 Aql, where 15
in the middle. The double has a striking yellow colour, very obvious in
contrast with the blazing white Lambda. A look with the C11 confirms
color: A is yellow and B is orange.
Date & Time: July 26, 2001, 21:30 UTC
Location of site: S.Romualdo village, Ravenna, Italy
Site classification: Village-backyard
Sky darkness: 4<Limiting magnitude>
Temperature: 25° C
Binocular: Fujinon 16x70
|A super-binoculars-double star