Nu Draconis 
Stuart Anderson
Star: Nu Draconis 
Date & Time: 2224 UTC, 23.Feb.2001
Seeing: 4-5 <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
A rather difficult star hop for me, I am not familiar with Draco. SMP charts prove valuable. Located it by hopping from Xi Dra. 

Nu Dra as a double is rather close, the components seem to be pointing in an EW direction and are of similar brightness (SMP: 4.86 and 4.89). No colour was discernible, but nice to see a close but separable pair in the binos. Listed PA is 312 degrees, suggesting that the E component is considered to be brighter. 
 
 

 


 
Jim Jones
Star: Nu Draconis 
Date & Time: 05/30/01  0600 UTC
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>.
Location of site: Lake Oswego, Oregon
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 5.1 LM in Draco <Limiting magnitude>
Sky: Very clear.  Moon not a factor.
Binoculars: 7x50 Nikon. Hand held.
 
Est PA 300d
This blue white double is the southernmost and faintest of the stars that makes up the rough square that forms the head of Draco. The head just fits in the FOV of the binoculars. Very nice double and one of my favorites.
 
 
 

 

 
 
Tim Leese  
Star: Nu Draconis
Date & Time: 26-August-2002
( 21:30UT-22:30UT )
Seeing: not determined <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>. 
Location of site: Northwich, Cheshire. UK.
(53° 15' N -2º 33' W).
Site classification: Suburban
Conditions:  Clear sky, clouding later.
Sky darkness: 3.0 ( UMi ) <Limiting magnitude>
Bino: 20X60 ( Russian ), 3 degree fov, hand held.
Magnification: 20x
    
This is a very fine double star conveniently positioned as one of the dragons teeth. I found this double on a line north, in the direction of  Polaris,  from Beta  Dra.  This pair is superb seen in the binoculars and appears as two blue white beacons shining in the sky.