Miscellaneous Observations
1959 - 60

In 1959, I began a series of observation of 61 Cygni in an attempt to see the motion of the double star system against the background of more distant stars.  Thinking I would detect this in a few years, I drew only a few of the closest stars within the field of view of my telescope.  When I returned to this in 2002, 61 Cygni had moved so far, I couldn't determine the original stars of the field of view in 1959-60.

The other two items were a star graze near the moon, and an eclipse of a satellite of Jupiter.

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