Above is the cleaned up sketch that was submitted to Sky and Telescope for the September 2006 issue.
August 2, 2005 Observation
This beautiful, close double star had a bright yellow primary and deep blue secondary. The contrast almost made the secondary look violet. My sketch suggests a position angle of 55Â° and a separation of 35″. Actual values from the AL double star list are 63Â° and 9.8″.
|Subject||Double/Multiple Star: Gamma Andromedae (STF 205)|
|Position||Andromeda [RA: 02:03:54 / Dec: +42:20]*|
|Date/Time||08/02/05 – 1:50 AM|
|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, 60Â°F|
|Transparency||NELM Mag 5.2|
*Based on published data.