Date & Time: 2204 UTC, 28.Apr.2001
Seeing: 4 <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
|Easy to find and relatively easy to split. Magnitude difference is obvious. Separation is just 44", so at I can get at least this close with the binos. The brighter component seems perhaps slightly bluish. A nice double, estimated PA is about 100 degrees.|
Date & Time: 08/30/01 0550 UTC
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>.
Location of site: Lake Oswego, Oregon
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4.2 <Limiting magnitude>
Conditions: First Quarter + 5 days
Binoculars: 10x50 Simmons Binoculars
|Est PA 130d
Nice, crisp separation.
Vega, Eps1-Eps2, and Zeta make a nice equilateral triangle.
A straight line from Vega, through Zeta extends on to Delta and a few stars of Steph 1. All in the same FOV. When obscured by clouds, Eps1-Eps2 look like a pair of distant headlights on a foggy highway.
Ambiance: Very nice, relaxed evening. Just cool enough make you want a long sleeved shirt. My wife and the dog claimed a blanket spread out on the ground. The dog considers anything related to astronomy to be a vast waste of (his) time. But the threat of a mass quail invasion of the back yard kept him occupied while we enjoyed the
sky. A beautiful evening except for that &#$**!& spider that bit me on the elbow.