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Page 9:  Beta Lyrae - Gamma Delphini


OBJECT:  Beta Lyrae
TELESCOPE:  Meade 10" f/10 SCT
DATE:  06.30.1996 TIME:  12:25 am EDT
TRANSPARENCY:  Fair SEEING:  Good
MAGNIFICATION:  746x LOCATION:  Nature Center
COMMENTS:  The bright blue primary seemed to be a binary in its own right.  The fainter star was pale white.

OBJECT:  Struve 2404 TELESCOPE:  Meade 10" f/10 SCT
DATE:  07.04.1996 TIME:  12:43 am EDT
TRANSPARENCY:  Good SEEING:  Good
MAGNIFICATION:  192x LOCATION:  Kalamazoo Twp.
COMMENTS:  This binary star system took a sharp focus to resolve.  Both stars are dark yellow in color.  One appears brighter and larger in the eyepiece.


OBJECT:  Otto Struve 525 TELESCOPE:  Meade 10" f/10 SCT
DATE:  07.03.1996 TIME:  10:28 pm EDT
TRANSPARENCY:  Good SEEING:  Good
MAGNIFICATION:  96x LOCATION:  Kalamazoo Twp.
COMMENTS:  This pair is somewhat similar to Albireo.  The brighter star is dark yellow, while the slightly fainter companion is dark blue.

OBJECT:  Theta Serpentis TELESCOPE:  Meade 10" f/10 SCT
DATE:  07.04.1996 TIME:  12:36 am EDT
TRANSPARENCY:  Good SEEING:  Good
MAGNIFICATION:  96x LOCATION:  Kalamazoo Twp.
COMMENTS:  These twin stars are of equal (or very close) magnitude and color (blue).


OBJECT:  Beta Cygni TELESCOPE:  Meade 10" f/10 SCT
DATE:  09.30.1996 TIME:  11:46 pm EDT
TRANSPARENCY:  Good SEEING:  Good
MAGNIFICATION:  96x LOCATION:  Kalamazoo Twp.
COMMENTS:  The famous Albireo double star at the head of the swan.  The brightest star is golden-yellow, the other is sapphire-blue.  Perhaps the best double star in the sky.

OBJECT:  57 Aquilae TELESCOPE:  Meade 10" f/10 SCT
DATE:  07.04.1996 TIME:  1:46 am EDT
TRANSPARENCY:  Good SEEING:  Good
MAGNIFICATION:  96x LOCATION:  Kalamazoo Twp.
COMMENTS:  This system is consists of star of very nearly equal magnitude and identical color.  They are both a shinny shade of blue.


OBJECT:  31 Cygni TELESCOPE:  Meade 10" f/10 SCT
DATE:  07.03.1996 TIME:  10:38 pm EDT
TRANSPARENCY:  Good SEEING:  Good
MAGNIFICATION:  96x LOCATION:  Kalamazoo Twp.
COMMENTS:  This multiple grouping of stars has some striking colors.  The brightest is golden-yellow.  The star ranking second in magnitude is a pale, but brilliant, blue.  The third, which is closest to the yellow star, is white.

OBJECT:  Alpha Capricorni TELESCOPE:  Meade 10" f/10 SCT
DATE:  07.04.1996
TIME:  1:54 am EDT
TRANSPARENCY:  Good SEEING:  Good
MAGNIFICATION:  96x LOCATION:  Kalamazoo Twp.
COMMENTS:  This wide double consists of stars of equal magnitude and color (yellow).


OBJECT:  Beta Capricorni TELESCOPE:  Meade 10" f/10 SCT
DATE:  07.04.1996 TIME:  1:56 am EDT
TRANSPARENCY:  Good SEEING:  Good
MAGNIFICATION:  96x LOCATION:  Kalamazoo Twp.
COMMENTS:  The brightest star in this wide double is light yellow and the other is deep blue or azure.

OBJECT:  Gamma Delphini TELESCOPE:  Meade 10" f/10 SCT
DATE:  07.04.1996 TIME:  2:00 am EDT
TRANSPARENCY:  Good SEEING:  Good
MAGNIFICATION:  96x LOCATION:  Kalamazoo Twp.
COMMENTS:  The brightest star in this system is yellow, white the slightly fainter companion is blue.

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