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B. Cook
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Where to start?? new
      #5855905 - 05/12/13 05:06 PM

I have been doing mostly looking at about anything up stairs. I have an Orion 10in newt on an Atlas mount and enjoy it. I am in the process of getting a Sky Watcher Pro 120ED doublet APO. I am interested in double stars. Is there a particular book or web site that explains getting started In double star observing and different technics ? Sounds like a real challenge and a lot of fun. Thanks Bill

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Re: Where to start?? new [Re: B. Cook]
      #5856085 - 05/12/13 06:43 PM

I'm just starting out chasing doubles so I am sure others may be along with some pointers but you could try this link
for now.
http://www.stargazing.net/david/doublestars/links.html


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Re: Where to start?? new [Re: B. Cook]
      #5856157 - 05/12/13 07:21 PM

Hi Bill - I'd suggest, for a starting-off book, James Mullaney's Double and Multiple Stars and How to Observe Them; for a guide to (most) of the brighter doubles, Sissy Haas's Double Stars for Small Telescopes; and an atlas, the Cambridge Double Star Atlas (excellent charts).

If you look at the fairly recent thread (next page in Double Stars on CN here), under "Double Stars... A Book?" you'll find multiple suggestions. But the three I'm listing in this note are all available and useful. I see them as the basic three.


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Re: Where to start?? new [Re: fred1871]
      #5856401 - 05/12/13 09:42 PM

I second Fred's suggestions. Two excellent choices.

Pete


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Re: Where to start?? new [Re: B. Cook]
      #5856679 - 05/13/13 12:38 AM

You might like this online resource:

Taki's Double Star Atlas

PDF downloads complete with field guide and index charts. A nice complement to the books Fred mentioned.

Dave, that website you posted has a bunch of nice links!


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Re: Where to start?? new [Re: B. Cook]
      #5856690 - 05/13/13 12:51 AM

I also recommend Bruce MacEvoy's website for tutorials in double star viewing. There is a lot of very thoroughly explained technique here. Click the link and scroll down a bit.

Black Oak Observatory

Lots of other great double star links here too.


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B. Cook
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Re: Where to start?? [Re: Astrodj]
      #5857133 - 05/13/13 10:11 AM

Thanks for all the response. This gives me somewhere to start. Thanks again Bill

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