Polaris is actually a very attractive double star. Many of us visit it when aligning or initializing our telescopes for the night... but rarely think of actually looking at it... just to enjoy its beauty! Especially the imaging guys (= more than half of the folks here) spend so much time and effort ~collecting data~ that nothing is left for relaxing and enjoying their targets as they present at the eyepiece.
When I finally got my new 36-inch (yeah, it's big) telescope running on a superbly sharp and clear night... The very first star I looked at, under those wonderful conditions, was Polaris. I had intended to just center it, hit a couple of buttons, and then slew over to another mount initialization star. But... Polaris completely mesmerized me... right there at the eyepiece. I realized that 1) this giant telescope is indeed magnificent... exceptionally crisp imagery, full aperture, high magnification... and 2) That Polaris itself is a fantastic object! So I spent a good fifteen minutes trying different eyepieces, even Night Vision... and just enjoying Polaris and its companion(s).
Here's a link to a good thread on Polaris! >>>
So... Polaris is undoubtedly the most telescopically visited star... yet way down the list of most scrutinized stars! Next time we go to it... remember to take just a few minutes to look at it! Tom