Beta Lyrae

Bob Hogeveen 
Star: Beta Lyrae
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
Magnification: 10x
 
This one was rather tough to split because of the great magnitude difference. I had to take great care to keep the bino steady. But several good steady moments showed the companion well. The position of the faint companion was confimed afterwards with 8cm
Rating: 4