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Hunter Wilson

Location of Photo:

Lexington, Ohio

Date/Time of photo:

July 1, 2008


Canon 350D Hap Griffin Baader Mod 40x10sec at iso 400 APM/TMB 130/780 Refractor Astronomik CLS Front "Clip" Filter Mach1GTO Mount


Albireo (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.


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