Location of photoLexington, Ohio
Date/Time of photoJuly 1, 2008
EquipmentCanon 350D Hap Griffin Baader Mod
40x10sec at iso 400
APM/TMB 130/780 Refractor
Astronomik CLS Front "Clip" Filter
DescriptionAlbireo (Beta Cygni) is one of the true showpieces of the night sky. It's contrasting golden-red and blue colors are a beautiful site in the amateur telescope.
Star colors are usually subtle, ranging from a warm orange red to a hint of blue on white depending on the viewer's eyes. But put a star of one color next to one of another, and the eye seems to exaggerate both, making it one of the finest visual doubles in the sky.