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Posted by Thom Bolin on August 27, 2001 18:11:52 UTC

Well I ventured out this weekend at 4:30 Saturday morning to explore the sky. I pick this time because it seems that the light pollution around my house has died down dramatically.

I was able to locate constellations from the bottom or Orions belt to the great square of Pegasus on the wonderfully clear morning, and from Aquilla to Cassieopia, the other stars were hidden behind trees in my back yard. I observe using 7x50 greman made binoculars, got them in the East while my parents were stationed there. Personally the Peliades are one of my favorite clusters to look at. I believe I located the Adromeda Galaxy but could see no real detail, should I be able to?

I have a question concerning double stars, is the seperation of double stars a figure measured from the earth to the appearant distance or is the distance apart ie.. albiero is very close together almost on top of one another, and the double double in lyra is bit further apart? is the seperation of these two stars comparable or not?

Steady Observing

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