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Double Stars For Small Telescopes

By Sissy Haas

Format: Paperback

SKU# 59325

This annotated catalog, compiled by one of today's most experienced double-star observers, is as user friendly as it is comprehensive! More than 2,100 of the sky's most alluring double and multiple stars are listed with coordinates, magnitudes, colors, and informative commentaries. Make it an essential part of your astronomy library.

    Product Information:
  • 180 pages
  • 8 1/2 by 11 inches
SKU 59325
Author Sissy Haas
Format Paperback
ISBN 13 9781931559324
Number Of Pages 184

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Top Notch Guide to Double Stars Review by James

This is an excellent resource for tracking down double stars for amateurs with small scopes. After a deftly written introduction, the rest of the book lists about 2,100 doubles by constellation. It gives their position, the magnitudes of the primary and the secondary(secondaries?), the spectral class of the primary (roughly the sequence O B A F G K M), and a description of the pair, including their colors. It also tells you whether the double is a showpiece. That gets you started off right. Great observing guide, with an emphasis on doing rather than reading. Now I would like to read a book of the author's articles, with the emphasis reversed. Love this guide.

(Posted on 9/4/2016)

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