16./17.8.2012 – checking SS Cyg

Date: 16./17.8.2012
Time: 00:00-01:15
Observing site: Visitor Centre, Seitseminen National Park, Finland
Instrument: L102/1000mm (4” refractor)

NELM: 5,7
SQM: 20,66
Darkness of the background sky: 3
Seeing: 3
Transparency: 3
Weather: Partly cloudy sky, calm, no Moon, humid air, 12°C

Objects observed: SS Cyg (visual)

This time I observed only SS Cyg because I have now observed practically all stars in my observing programme quite recently. Also there was some cloud interference and I was quite tired because of staying up so much during recent nights. Only one observation from last night because of these reasons. SS Cyg is still in it’s maximum, but it is too early to say anything about the nature of this particular eruption.

Variable star observations:

Date Time Star Mag. Comp.
16./17.8.2012 00.30 SS Cyg 8.3 7.7/8.6

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