61 Cygni 

Tim Leese
Star: 61 Cygni 
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 
(hand held) 
 

 

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. 
 
 

 
 

 
 
Stuart Anderson
Star: 61 Cygni  
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 
FOV: 5d 
 
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 brighter, and estimated PA is about 120 degrees. Satisfying since they are very close - one of the closest pairs I have managed to split with this instrument. Both seem to have a red/orange colour.
 
 
 
Paolo Morini
Star: 61 Cyg
Date & Time: July 26, 2001, 20:30 UTC 
Seeing: --
Location of site: S.Romualdo Village, Ravenna, Italy
Site classification: Rural - backyard 
Sky darkness: 3.5 <Limiting magnitude> 
Conditions:--
Temperature: 25° C
Binocular: Fujinon 16x70

A striking double full of history, being the first star which distance was measured ...