Double Stars for Small Telescopes - More Than 2100 Stellar Gems for Backyard Observers
Double stars are among the best-kept secrets in nature. Yet even a small scope will reveal that hundreds of bright stars are actually double or multiple suns. When fainter stars are included, tens of thousands turn out to be double.
Double Stars for Small Telescopes features an in-depth catalog of 2,101 double or multiple stars whose primary is magnitude 8 or brighter. Every entry contains the location of each stellar set (listed alphabetically by constellation), its name, the brightness of every star, the separation of the stars from each other, plus any known spectral and orbital information. Also included are descriptive comments by the author and other double-star observers that convey the beauty of many of these colorful pairs.
All the entries in Double Stars for Small Telescopes are considered by the author to be the most attractive and interesting of the more than 102,000 pairs listed in the Washington Double Star Catalog, the world's principal database of double- and multiple-star information. Double Stars for Small Telescopes, which includes an introduction to double stars, the 2,101-entry catalog, and a list of resources is perfect for those wanting to hunt down these hidden stellar treats.
About the Author...Sissy Haas is a contributing editor for Sky & Telescope Magazine
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SKU SG-59325 Manufacturer Bookstore Author Sissy Haas Publisher Sky Publishing Cover Type Soft Cover Number of Pages 184 ISBN Number 9781931559324
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- Simple Beginner's Introduction to Double Stars
I had my eye on this book ever since I decided to search for, and look at double stars, due to seeing being too poor for DSO's.
This book has a very short introduction to provide the basic definitions everyone needs to understand stars. And after that introduction are 2101 listings of double and multiple star systems, picked for their beauty and splendor.
This is a must have for the beginner interested in this area of astronomy. It will be invaluable for both the beginner and more experienced astronomer.
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