Date & Time: 18 August, 2001, 00.45
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
|Hmm, no notes on this one...
I suppose my newbie, but eager to learn, companion distracted me at that moment ;-)
Probably there is nothing special to mention. The only sensible thing is to say that it was split and didn't leave a deep impression.
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.
|Using binoculars, as with
39 Dra, I could only find this star by following a line of sight upwards
from the r/f refractor centred on the star and comparing the views.
Once again, using this method, I confirmed that I was observing the correct
star but couldn't detect any companion using the binoculars. Perhaps
a darker sky is needed or a sturdier mount for the binocs is required for
For the record: - the rich field 80 at X20 split the stars into a
yellow primary with a close, delicate, blue companion. A superb sight
with the rich field telescope at low magnification.
A very pleasurable end to a sunny day. This was just the sort of night to trick one into thinking it would be worth while lugging the reflector out under a clear sky. Clouds soon rolled in covering the view!!
Plums and damsons on nearby
trees are ripening as summer slowly fades into autumn. I can detect a faint
sweet aroma in the air from the ripening fruit.