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(IAAC) Obj: 59 And - Inst: 9x63 binoculars



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Observation Poster: Stéphane Meloche <stephanemeloche@videotron.ca>
Observer: Stéphane Meloche
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 2004/08/20 2h51 EST
Location of site: Ste-Catherine-de-Hatley, Qc, Canada (Lat 45.2083° N, Elev 343 m)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness:  <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing:  <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 9x63 binoculars
Magnification: 
Filter(s): 
Object(s): 59 And
Category: Multiple star.
Class: 
Constellation: Peg
Data: mag 6.0  size 
Position: RA 02:11  DEC 39:04
Description:
At ~3½° SE of Alamach. Very interesting double star, the components are very brought closer and of the same brightness. The members also have the same color. It's really intriguing to see how these 2 stars are overlapping. With a separation of 16,6", this is the weakest angular separation ever reached with my 9x63 (my old record was of 20,1").
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