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
|Very nice indeed!
The difference in magnitude of the stars and their separtion of 30" is just good for a very nice view. This double shows a bit yellowish and is very easy to find. Psi forms together with Phi, Chi and 34 Dra a Y-like figure. Psi is at the foot of this figure.
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.
|I found this double as the
brightest of a celestial kite shaped asterism, made up of faint stars,
flying through the heavens. A very pleasing double star to observe,
easily located on the dragons back, with the binoculars. I could
hold the companion in view for most of the time, with difficulty though.
The colour of this pair appeared as
white in these binocs. Well worth the search.