(IAAC) Obj: beta Lyr (variable) - Inst: 7x50 binoculars

Observer: Lew Gramer
Your skills: Intermediate
Date and UT of Observation: 1997-07-26/27, 03:55:30 UT
Location: Medford, MA, USA (42N)
Site classification: urban
Limiting magnitude: 5.7 (zenith)
Seeing: 7 (out of 10 highest) - good
Moon up: no
Instrument: 50mm Simmons binoculars
Magnification: 7x
Filters used: None
Object: beta Lyr
Category: Eclipsing binary variable
Constellation: Lyr
Data: mag estimate 3.3,  period 12.936 days
RA/DE: 18h50m  +33o22m
Famous Sheliak (beta Lyr) appeared very near maximum this night,
seeming occasionally BRIGHTER than nearby gamma Lyr (mag. 3.24).