Alpha Lyrae

Alpha and Epsilon Lyrae

Alpha and Epsilon Lyrae
Alpha and Epsilon Lyrae

This is my first attempt at sketching a star field.

Object Name: Alpha Lyra – Epsilon 1 & 2 Lyra
Object Type: Double Star
Location: Locust Grove, VA
Date: 17 July 0130 UTC
Media: Graphite #2 Pencil on white paper. Photoshop inversion, enhancement.
Instrument: Oberwerk 15 x 70mm Binoculars
Weather: Clear/Partly Cloudy, 80 degF, Seeing 4/5, Transparency 4/5
Notes: Alpha Lyra drew my attention right at the end of twilight, and it was a beautiful sight with the Epsilon 1&2 double nearby. I could not quite discriminate (split) Zeta 1&2 to the lower right of Alpha, but I could tell it was elongated showing a hint that it was double.

Jerry Hubbell
Lake of the Woods Observatory (MPC I24)
Locust Grove, VA


One thought on “Alpha and Epsilon Lyrae”

  1. Hi,

    Welcome in world of astronomy sketches.
    Your sketch is nice. I am waiting for the next one.

    Have fun,
    mpp

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