Albireo double star
Albireo using a Celestron 6″ Newtonian

I haven’t done much visual since getting my gear, but one of the few things you can do in a light polluted city, is find some double stars. One of the most prominent ones is the Albireo system – a double star designated Beta Cygni. Taken with a Celestron 6″ Newtonian, it shows a beautiful bright yellow star with a fainter blue companion.

This binary star systems is one of the most popular, because you can split it even with binoculars!

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