Epsilon Pegasi (South 798)


October 17, 2006: To help provide a consistent style for my double star sketches, the above sketch is a digital update to the original sketch.

Observation Notes:

The primary star was a brilliant yellow with a tinge of orange. The secondary color was either white or blue. It was hard to tell with contrast effects from the brilliant primary. They were aligned NW to SE at a position angle of about 315° and a separation of about 150″. This matches up pretty nicely with the AL measurements of 320° and 142″. (Woo!…?)

Subject Double/Multiple Star: Epsilon Pegasi (S 798)
Classification Triple Star
Position Pegasus [RA: 21:44:12 / Dec: +09:52]*
Separation* 142″
Magnitudes* 2.4, 8.4
Position Angle* 320°
Date/Time 08/01/05 – 11:40 PM
Observing Loc. Flagstaff, AZ – Home
Instrument Orion SVP 6LT Reflector (150 mm dia./1200 mm F/L)
Eyepieces/Mag. 10 mm (120X)
Conditions Partly cloudy, calm, 63°F
Seeing 6/10
Transparency NELM Mag 5.2

*Based on published data.

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