77 Pisces

Eddy O'Connor
Star: 77 Pisces 
Date & Time: Dec, 1st 2000. 10.30-11.30 p.m local; UT +11 
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Transparency: 10 
Temperature: 12ºC 
Other Conditions: Gentle breeze; low humidity 
Location of Site: Terara, New South Wales 
Australia,  S34.52, W150.38 degrees. 
Site Classification: Suburban 
Sky darkness: 5.5 (North), 6.5 (South) <Limiting magnitude> 
Binoculars: 7X35 Tento. 25X100 Somet 
HS: 2
HS= Harshaw Scale1-5 (1 best) 
This wide 6.8/7.6 double lies off the Northern arm of this faint constellation. It has been seen as 'White and Bluish', Yellowish White and Ruddy'and a 'wide Yellowish pair.' They can be just separated in 7X35s but are a fine pair in the large binoculars.

Comments: A careful study of the colours, which seemed clear in the 25X100, revealed a Yellow primary and a Pinkish secondary. 

A rich field with many interesting groups in the field. 


Bob Hogeveen 
Star: 77 Pisces 
Date & Time: 18 August, 2001, 01.30
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
A mediocre double in a mediocre field.
77 forms an equilateral triangle with 73 and 80 Psc and a larger equilateral triangle in exactly the same orientation with Zeta and Epsilon Psc. 
Rating: 3