Re: (IAAC) Obj: Epsilon Lyrae - Inst: eyes
Subject: Re: (IAAC) Obj: Epsilon Lyrae - Inst: eyes
From: Dan Harriman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2004 09:35:54 -0700 (PDT)
Hello Tudorica et al;
Thanks for posting this observing report. I think it is great.
One of the first things that I remember seeing as a fledgling
amateur astronomer years ago was epsilon lyrae.
I have observed it from naked eye to 22" dob. It is still a great
view even after all these years of observing it. e. lyrae is still
one of the first things I look for when observing in early summer.
Orange, Texas Lat 30.01 N; Elev: sea level
Apache User <email@example.com> wrote:
Observation Poster: Tudorica Alexandru
Observer: Tudorica Alexandru
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Location of site: Targoviste (Lat 45 deg, Elev 300m)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 5.3
Seeing: 5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Object(s): Epsilon Lyrae
Category: Multiple star.
Data: mag 5.0 size 208" (separation)
I find this double star a naked eye "showpiece" of the sky. For me it is very easy to split, even in these bad seeing conditions, I even see a dark space between the two stars. MAybe it is becouse I have young eyes, have anyone do a test over a lifetime to see if the splitting power of the eyes varies that much, from about 3 min to 5 min?