Epsilon Pegasi

 
Paolo Morini
Star: Epsilon Pegasi
Date & Time:15 Sept 2001
23.30 to 00.45 (local time, UT+2)
Seeing: 8-9 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Transparency: 10
Location of site: Sena de Luna, Leon, Spain
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6 <Limiting magnitude>
Temperature: about 12ºC
Telescope: Vixen 20x100 bincoulars 
Magnification: 20x
After having a 1st contact with Epsilon Peg, I went to observe and report 3 Peg. Going from 3 to Epsilon it's easier to find the companion of Epsilon, knowing it's about 30 deg clockwise and 3 times the sep of 3 Peg.
   
This double is difficult because of the big nagnitude difference and the wide separation, it's easy to get lost without a reference. The conopanion should be 0.1 mag dimmer respect to the companion of 3 Peg, but it seems much fainter - probably because the main star is so brighter
 
Despite the good limiting magnitude of the site, it's not so easy to pick the 2nd component. Ambience: dogs stop barking, "The Sound of Silence"