Above is the cleaned up sketch that was submitted to Sky and Telescope for the September 2006 issue.
December 12, 2005 Observation
This was a beautiful yellow/white combo. The yellow star was the primary. PA appeared to be 280Â° with a separation about 9 diffraction rings apart, center-to-center (about 11.7″). The listed separation is 9.6″, so I was over by 2″.
|Subject||Double/Multiple Star: Gamma Delphini (STF 2727)|
|Position||Aries [RA: 20:46:42 / Dec: +16:07]*|
|Date/Time||09/12/05 – 11:35 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||Clear, breezy, 55Â°F|
|Transparency||NELM Mag 4.8|
*Based on published data.