Theta Serpentis

Tim Leese
Star: Theta  Serpentis
Date & Time: 13 June 2003  (00:40 UT)
Seeing: -- <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>. 
Transparency:  <1 worst - 10 best> 
Location of site: Northwich, Cheshire. UK.
53° 15' N -2º 33' W
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: -- <Limiting magnitude> 
Conditions: nice and bright Moon.
Binoculars: 20X60 ( Russian ), 3 degree fov, hand held
Magnification: 20x
I was very impressed observing this double using a refractor earlier so I searched for it using binoculars.  A splendid view using binoculars, showing a close pair of bright white stars. This pair seems to jump out at you like a pair of sparking diamonds in the sky.  An excellent double to observe through any telescope or binoculars.

This observation was taken during a very rare moment of complete silence, a moment to be relished in these parts. 


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