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Page 10:  61 Cygni - Sigma Cassiopeiae


OBJECT:  61 Cygni
TELESCOPE:  Meade 10" f/10 SCT
DATE:  07.04.1996 TIME:  12:25 am EDT
TRANSPARENCY:  Good SEEING:  Good
MAGNIFICATION:  96x LOCATION:  Kalamazoo Twp.
COMMENTS:  Both stars are golden-yellow or perhaps orange in color.  One star barely outshines the other.  This was the first star(s) to have its distance measured (11.2 light-years).

OBJECT:  Beta Cephei TELESCOPE:  Meade 10" f/10 SCT
DATE:  07.03.1996 TIME:  10:51 pm EDT
TRANSPARENCY:  Good SEEING:  Good
MAGNIFICATION:  192x LOCATION:  Kalamazoo Twp.
COMMENTS:  The primary star in this system is a brilliant shade of blue.  The companion, dimmer by several magnitudes, is a gray looking star.


OBJECT:  Struve 2816 TELESCOPE:  Meade 10" f/10 SCT
DATE:  07.03.1996 TIME:  11:01 pm EDT
TRANSPARENCY:  Good SEEING:  Good
MAGNIFICATION:  192x LOCATION:  Kalamazoo Twp.
COMMENTS:  This trio doesn't have stars of striking colors or brightness', but is still interesting.  The brightest star appears to be blue.  The other two stars are equal magnitude and gray in color.  Several other stars are visible in the field of view (not pictured).  It leads me to believe that this may be a sparse open cluster.

OBJECT:  Epsilon Pegasi TELESCOPE:  Meade 10" f/10 SCT
DATE:  07.17.1996 TIME:  12:07 am EDT
TRANSPARENCY:  Very Good SEEING:  Very Good
MAGNIFICATION:  96x LOCATION:  Vicksburg, MI
COMMENTS:  The bright star is golden-yellow.  The other star is much fainter and grayish.  Pretty average looking double star.


OBJECT:  Xi Cephei TELESCOPE:  Meade 10" f/10 SCT
DATE:  06.03.1996 TIME:  11:13 pm EDT
TRANSPARENCY:  Good SEEING:  Good
MAGNIFICATION:  192x LOCATION:  Kalamazoo Twp.
COMMENTS:  The primary is a brilliant white, while the companion, fainter by several magnitudes, is also white, but not as "shinny".

OBJECT:  Zeta Aquarii TELESCOPE:  Meade 10" f/10 SCT
DATE:  09.30.1996 TIME:  11:25 pm EDT
TRANSPARENCY:  Good SEEING:  Good
MAGNIFICATION:  417x LOCATION:  Kalamazoo Twp.
COMMENTS:  To date, this is the tightest pair I have observed.  Both stars are bright white and equal in magnitude.


OBJECT:  Delta Cephei TELESCOPE:  Meade 10" f/10 SCT
DATE:  07.03.1996 TIME:  11:22 pm EDT
TRANSPARENCY:  Good SEEING:  Good
MAGNIFICATION:  192x LOCATION:  Kalamazoo Twp.
COMMENTS:  This double star is also similar in appearance to Albireo.  The brightest star is yellow.  The fainter star is a deep ocean blue.

OBJECT:  8 Lacertae TELESCOPE:  Meade 10" f/10 SCT
DATE:  07.04.1996
TIME:  12:20 am EDT
TRANSPARENCY:  Good SEEING:  Good
MAGNIFICATION:  96x LOCATION:  Kalamazoo Twp.
COMMENTS:  The brightest star is blue.  The other, while also blue, is slightly fainter that its counterpart.


OBJECT:  94 Aquarii TELESCOPE:  Meade 10" f/10 SCT
DATE:  09.30.1996 TIME:  11:30 pm EDT
TRANSPARENCY:  Good SEEING:  Good
MAGNIFICATION:  96x LOCATION:  Kalamazoo Twp.
COMMENTS:  Interesting pair.  The brightest star is light yellow.  The secondary star is dark red or orange.

OBJECT:  Sigma Cassiopeiae TELESCOPE:  Meade 10" f/10 SCT
DATE:  07.04.1996 TIME:  12:14 am EDT
TRANSPARENCY:  Good SEEING:  Good
MAGNIFICATION:  357x LOCATION:  Kalamazoo Twp.
COMMENTS:  I think this is perhaps the most difficult double star on the Astronomical League list.  After close examination I believe managed to resolve it into separate stars.  Both stars are light blue, but one far outshines the other.  Whew!

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