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RE: (IAAC) Object: Epsilon Lyrae Inst:15.24cm Dob



Are you sure you were viewing the right double?  You may have been looking 
at Z1 and Z2 Lyrae - an obvious double in the same finder field as the 
famous double double - an easy mistake.  I underwent intense frustration 
when I could not resolve what I thought was the double double.  As it 
turned out I was looking at the wrong double.
Regards,
Manoj Sood
msood@max-net.com
On Friday, September 05, 1997 5:00 PM,  THOMAS T WOJACK 
[SMTP:NTZT04A@prodigy.com] wrote:
> Observer: Jonathan Wojack
> Your skills: Beginning
> Date and UT of Observation:  1997 July 14, 0200-0227
> Location: 75.33.00W 39.45.00N 100M Elevation (Wilmington, DE, USA)
> Site classification: city
> Limiting magnitude: +2.75
> Seeing: 2 of 10, haze
> Moon up, phase: yes, waxing gibbous, setting
> Instrument: 15.24 cm Dobinson
> Magnification:  244x
> Filters used: None
> Object:  Epsilon, Epsilon1, and Epsilon2 Lyrae
> Category: Double Stars
> Constellation:  Lyra
> Data: Epsilon, seperation 208", magnitude +5.  Epsilon1, seperation 2.
> 8", magnitude +5, +6.  Epsilon2, seperation 2.2", magnitude +5.5, +6.
> 5.
> RA/DE:  18  hours, 42.7 minutes.  37 degrees and 39 minutes north
> (Burnham's Celestial Handbook, Volume 2) .
> Description:  I was excited when I saw it in the telescope as it was
> even more spectacular!  But the double star is WAY too wide.  Kind of
> boring.  I love close ones.  But I could only split it into a 2 stars
> instead of 4 stars.  Terrible LM!  It must be the worst LM I have
> ever faced!
>
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