Above is the cleaned up sketch that was submitted to Sky and Telescope for the September 2006 issue.
August 1, 2005 Observation
This was a nice close double. The bright primary was on the southeast side with a deep orange secondary on the northwest side. The color of the primary was hard to tell in contrast with the orange, and was most likely white, but the contrast made it lookâ€”get thisâ€”Key Lime Pie Green. Hah. My sketch estimates the position angle at about 310Â° with a separation of 25″. The AL double star list values are 307Â° and 12″.
|Subject||Double/Multiple Star: Eta Cassiopeiae (STF 60)|
|Position||Cassiopeia [RA: 00:49:12 / Dec: +57:49]*|
|Date/Time||08/01/05 – 11:55 PM|
|Observing Loc.||Flagstaff, AZ – Home|
|Instrument||Orion SVP 6LT Reflector (150 mm dia./1200 mm F/L)|
|Eyepieces/Mag.||10 mm + 2X Barlow (240X)|
|Conditions||Partly cloudy, calm, 63Â°F|
|Transparency||NELM Mag 5.2|
*Based on published data.