RE: (IAAC) Object: Epsilon Lyrae Inst:15.24cm Dob
Are you sure you were viewing the right double? You may have been looking
at Z1 and Z2 Lyrae - an obvious double in the same finder field as the
famous double double - an easy mistake. I underwent intense frustration
when I could not resolve what I thought was the double double. As it
turned out I was looking at the wrong double.
On Friday, September 05, 1997 5:00 PM, THOMAS T WOJACK
> Observer: Jonathan Wojack
> Your skills: Beginning
> Date and UT of Observation: 1997 July 14, 0200-0227
> Location: 75.33.00W 39.45.00N 100M Elevation (Wilmington, DE, USA)
> Site classification: city
> Limiting magnitude: +2.75
> Seeing: 2 of 10, haze
> Moon up, phase: yes, waxing gibbous, setting
> Instrument: 15.24 cm Dobinson
> Magnification: 244x
> Filters used: None
> Object: Epsilon, Epsilon1, and Epsilon2 Lyrae
> Category: Double Stars
> Constellation: Lyra
> Data: Epsilon, seperation 208", magnitude +5. Epsilon1, seperation 2.
> 8", magnitude +5, +6. Epsilon2, seperation 2.2", magnitude +5.5, +6.
> RA/DE: 18 hours, 42.7 minutes. 37 degrees and 39 minutes north
> (Burnham's Celestial Handbook, Volume 2) .
> Description: I was excited when I saw it in the telescope as it was
> even more spectacular! But the double star is WAY too wide. Kind of
> boring. I love close ones. But I could only split it into a 2 stars
> instead of 4 stars. Terrible LM! It must be the worst LM I have
> ever faced!