Reliable source of "best of" list for doubles #6072762 - 09/10/13 08:28 AM
I'm assembling a target list of the most visually impressive double stars, probabably numbering only a hundred or so. I guess this needs to be relatively easy doubles eg no closer than 2 arc sec, but equally not overly wide (needing change of eyepiece for widefield). I found several double star lists from this web link:
I am in doubt as to which list(s) most reliably represents the true showpieces of double stars. Just randonly picking a star from "Alan Adler's double star lists" the first star I come across isnt even a proper double star i.e. 22 Orionis. My thoughts are to trawl through Kepple and Sanner NSOG vol 1,2 and collate the doubles classed as 5-star or "showpieces". Any other thoughts welcome !