15 Aquila

Tim Leese
Star: 15 Aquila
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
like a faint misty patch through the binocs. Moving round a curve of stars ( eta Scutum,12 Aquila, lambda Aquila ) to 15 Aquila. 14 Aquila completes the curve.


Bob Hogeveen 
Star: 15 Aquila
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
Magnification: 10x
A nice and easy bino double in the lower part of Aquila. It is very easy to locate, close to the bright Lambda Aql, forming a curved line of three stars with Lambda and 14 Aql, where 15 is 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 the color: A is yellow and B is orange. 
Rating: 2


Paolo Morini
Star: 15 Aql
Date & Time: July 26, 2001, 21:30 UTC 
Seeing: --
Location of site: S.Romualdo village, Ravenna, Italy
Site classification: Village-backyard 
Sky darkness: 4<Limiting magnitude> 
Conditions: --
Temperature: 25° C
Binocular: Fujinon 16x70


A super-binoculars-double star !!!