this may look like two points of light.
that's because they are.
but it's also my first ever image of a star (actually the double star, alberio) i captured last night from our 5th floor apartment window, smack in the middle of light-polluted washington, d.c.
alberio lies some 380 light years away. that's 2280 trillion miles away!
travelling at a nice leisurely 100mph, it would take 15,600,000,000 years to get there.....
i'm not saying how long it took me to get this image.......
at the head of the constellation cygnus is the famous star, alberio. considered the most beautiful double star in the sky