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The Beautiful Albireo - Beta Cygni


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About this observation
Alan Tough
Time of observation
15/10/2016 - 22:00
Observing location
Sierra Remote Observatory in California
Planewave 24" (0.61m) CDK Scope @ f/6.5 plus FLI PL09000 CCD
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Many of us will have seen the beautiful blue/yellow double star which marks the head of Cygnus, arching high overhead on summer nights, but few will have seen it in this way.  Imaged remotely using iTelescope T24 at the Sierra Remote Observatory in California, Alan Tough has beautifully captured the contrast between the two stellar components. Equipment used was a Planewave 24" (0.61m) CDK Telescope @ f/6.5 and a FLI PL09000 CCD camera.  All on a Planewave 200HR mount. Total imaging time was 22 minutes through LRGB filters.

All sub-frames were captured in 2016 October and exposure times ranged from 15 Seconds to 120 Seconds.
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