16 + 17 Draconis 

Tom Teague
Star: 16 & 17 Draconis 
Date & Time: 14 February 2001 
Seeing: -- <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>. 
Location of site: Chester, England (53 11 08N; 02 51 39W) 
Site classification: Suburban  
Sky darkness: -- 
Binocular: 8 x 30W Zeiss Jenoptem binocular (hand-held) 
  
 
A striking, more or less equal pair, quite close in binoculars, but very easy.  They seem to be aligned E-W.  No colours seen, but a pretty sight nonetheless. 
 
 
 
 
Stuart Anderson
Star: 16 & 17 Draconis 
Date & Time: 2230 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 
 
Found this pretty pair by hopping from nu via mu to 16+17 Dra as temperature reached -4C. Not difficult to separate, N component seems brigther (listed separation 90"). Both components rather bright (5.5) so this pair stands out. 
 
Estimated PA: 160 degrees or so? If any colour is discernible at all, I would say the pair looked bluish-white. 
 

 

 
 
Jim Jones
Star: 16 & 17 Draconis  
Date & Time: 05/30/01  0610UTC
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 180d
This double appeared yellow in spite of it's A0 spectrum.
 
The double is one corner of a large diamond shape asterism. Very busy field. After observing it through the binoculars, the star was a definite naked eye object which established the LM between 5.0 and 5.4.
  
Ambiance:  It's a very nice evening. Chilly but not uncomfortable. Sitting in a lawn chair on our front lawn (not yard) viewing through binoculars was an altogether pleasant experience.