8 Lacertae (Struve 2922) Double Star* in Lacerta

Located at: RA 22 hours 35 minutes 52 seconds, Dec +39 degrees 38 minutes 04 seconds

Size/Separation (A-B): 22.4" Magnitude: 5.73 / 6.48 Class: Multiple Star system*

North is up

West to the right


 8" f5 Newtonian reflector


 ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -15c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56


Lumicon Red filter,180 minutes (36 x 5 minute subs), 09/11/2011; seeing 2.5-3.3 FWHM per CCDStack


CCDStack 2.24.4110.20701, Photoshop CS 5.1


 Rolling Roof Observatory, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 (+34d 13m 29s -118h 52m 20s)

Notes:* Thought I would try something different ... this night was very poor for normal deep sky imaging ... very hazy, moist atmosphere ... so I imaged this multiple star system from something I saw in the August 2011 Sky & Telescope.

This visual description of 8 Lacertae from "The Belt of Venus" website:

Observation Notes:

There was a lot of color in this beautiful star-filled view. The primary took on a green color with a blue secondary. Further to the south was a faint, possibly red-orange component. At the west end of the view was another, brighter blue star.