The Observation of Binocular Double Stars

  • Mike Ropelewski
  • R. W. Argyle
Part of the Patrick Moore’s Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)


The night sky presents a fascinating variety of double stars, ranging from wide, AQ1 optical pairs to close binary systems. A few doubles can be divided with the unaided eye, while a modest pair of binoculars will reveal many more; the study of double stars can be enjoyed by those who do not possess a large telescope or expensive equipment. There is a broad selection of binoculars on the market, so let us take a 10 look at those that might be suitable for this branch of astronomy.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mike Ropelewski
  • R. W. Argyle
    • 1
  1. 1.WaterbeachUK

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