(IAAC) Obj: gamma Cygni - Inst: Orion 6" dobsonian

Observer: William Schart
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 7/18/00 11:20 pm CDT
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31 07, Elev 97 40)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Orion 6" dobsonian
Magnification: 32x, 72x, 120x, 98x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): gamma Cygni
Category: Multiple star.
Constellation: Cyg
Data: mag 2, 10; sep 142", PA 196o
Position: RA 20:22  DEC +40:16
The problem was not in either locating this or splitting it, but the
secondary was so faint it was hard to pick up. I finally spotted it
with 120x. I tried the MicroGuide EP, but could only do rough
estimates as the illumination of the reticle washed out the 2ndary.  I
got about 150 separation, and 180 PA (published 142, 189d)
This was enough to confirm that this was the secondary.
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