(IAAC) Obj: Delta Cephei - Inst: 220mm f/5 Newtonian


Observer: Paul Haworth
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 1998 September 14/15 20:30UT
Location of site: Newton Aycliffe, Co. Durham, England. (Lat +54d50'33", Elev Above sea level)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 6 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: IV <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 220mm f/5 Newtonian
Magnification: x173
Object(s): Delta Cephei
Category: Multiple star.
Class: Colour contrast double
Constellation: Cep
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
I had planned to sift through the Cepheus doubles in Sissy Haas'
S&T article but the clouds thought better of it.  Anyway, I got
this one done.  It's quite an attractive pair, the primary being pale
yellow and the comes a pale blue.  I estimated separation at 35arcsec
and poaition angle at 190deg (I was quite chuffed at this as the
S&T article gives 191deg).  Quite easy to locate at this time of
year, almost straight overhead; it's not as good as Albireo but it's
still worth a look if you're in the area.
Optional related URLs: http://www.geocities.com/capecanaveral/hangar/9499/double.html
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