Albireo

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Jaspal Chadha

London

Imaged from London (UK)

Date: 17/05/2015

Telescope: Altair Astro RC 250 with Focal Reducer

CCD camera~ QHY9SM

Filters: Baader

LRGB, 5 x 1 min each filter

With views from a bright single point into a double star of amazing colours. At around 380 light years distant, the two bright stars of Albireo are far from each other would take around 10,000 years to complete a single orbit. The brighter yellow/orange star is itself a binary star system.

With good focus and steady hands, 10x binoculars you will be able to view it.

2016-05-17T00:00:00

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