Date & Time: 22-November-2000 (19:00 UT)
Seeing: 6-7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Location of site: Cheshire. UK
53° 15' N –2º 33' W
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 3 <Limiting magnitude>
Conditions: Clear cold spell, high mist forming later.
Binoculars: 12X50 Olympus 5.3deg FOV
|Using an outbuilding wall as
support I could only just
separate this well known double star system.
Through the binoculars 61 Cyg was separated into two orange coloured stars in odd seconds when the binocular field of view held steady.
Date & Time: 0016 UTC, 29.Apr.2001
Seeing: 4 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>.
Location of site: Hamburg, Germany
Lat/Long: 53 34 N, 9 59 E
Site classification: Suburban sky
Sky darkness: -- <Limiting magnitude>
Binoculars: Vixen Ultima 9x63 + tripod
|Found this by star hopping from epsilon Cyg -
Tau and sigma Cyg - 61
Cyg. Can be split in the binos, but it is very close. NW component is
and estimated PA is about 120 degrees. Satisfying since they are very
- one of the closest pairs I have managed to split with this
Both seem to have a red/orange colour.
|Star: 61 Cyg
Date & Time: July 26, 2001, 20:30 UTC
Location of site: S.Romualdo Village, Ravenna, Italy
Site classification: Rural - backyard
Sky darkness: 3.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Temperature: 25° C
Binocular: Fujinon 16x70
A striking double full of history, being the first star which distance was measured ...