Albireo

Observed:  Points: 10

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Current Info for Observer

as of 09/16/2019 11:08 a.m.

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General Info

TypeDouble Star
ConstellationCygnus
Right ascension19h30'43.280''
Declination+27°57'34.850''
Magnitude3.050
Distance434.354ly
Catalog Designations HIP95947, HD183912

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The following form will generate a PDF finder chart suitable for printing using to locate objects in the sky with your telescope!

The Date is only really useful for solar system objects, as deep space objects move measurably only on a galactic timescale.

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Albireo

Celestron Omni XLT 150
1 points

Easily split it with its companion star. Colors came through clear. Yellow and blue.

Albireo

Skywatcher Skymax 90
1 points

After Saturn, I decided to visit Albireo quickly before getting back to work (break's almost over). A classic and easy to find binary, but it's always rewarding to view. The contrasting colours are really stunning.

Albireo

Celestron AstroMaster 114EQ
1 points

This single point of light hides a surprising 2 stars. A beautiful binary system.

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