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A fully updated and comprehensive book about observing visual double stars
Contains a significant amount of completely new material including the use of the Internet to discover new binary stars
Suitable for beginners in this branch of astronomy and experienced observers who want to try out advanced techniques
Includes a new guide to sketching double stars, and a section on how to image unequal double stars
Full of contributions from 16 experts!
In these days of high-precision astrometric satellites, tremendous contributions to the science of astrometry are being made by amateur astronomers around the globe.
This second edition of Observing and Measuring Visual Double Stars contains a significant amount of completely new material inspired by the work done by observers - particularly in the USA - since the first edition was published. Fifteen skilled and experienced astronomers have contributed chapters on their own specialization in the various fields. These include how to use the Internet to carry out precise astronomical measurement, an excellent guide to sketching double stars, and information on how to image double stars of unequal brightness. This new edition is the definitive book for those who are serious about this fascinating aspect of astronomy!
Author Bob Argyle has been observing visual double stars for more than 40 years, some with the help of the world's biggest refractors, and has been director of the Webb Society Double Star Section since 1970.