Albireo 8.06 2006
Image Capture Details

Optics:  Meade LX20014
Mount: Meade LX200
Camera: Canon 350XT
Filters: NONE

Focal Ratio:  F/6.3

Guiding: Meade DSI

Exposure:
15 Second Exposure
Time: 10:15PM EST
Location: Waldwick, NJ
The binary beta Cyg, called Albireo, is a must see. It is one of the most beautiful colored binaries, a real
showpiece in the sky. Even a binocular reveals the reddish giant (3.08 mag) with its blue-white companion
(5.11 mag). The brighter component is double itself: A K3II and a B0.5 main sequence star are seen as one
star in amateur telescopes.

1 - http://www.seds.org/Maps/Stars_en/Fig/cygnus.html
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