I went through the Stelle Doppie double star listings and created a database using all the doubles that were also listed as SAO objects.
I am always struggling to find a complete, easy to use database which is easy to read, use and understand.
Being a recent Celestron Avx GoTo owner, having a database I can use where I can just punch in an SAO object is a big win for me for backyard observing in my light polluted skies. Without GoTo, I'm extremely limited to what I find lately. I see people asking all the time for this, who own GoTo mounts. I've never seen a double star listed focused on SAO objects.
Unfortunately, no one I know other then those in this forum, are interested in double star observing because there is no database that is easy for the casual astronomer to look at, and instantly start using without having to call up some other source of information also as a cross reference.
Struve listings are the norm, but converting a Struve object into something usable on Stellarium for example, just doesn't exist for me.
So I hope this database helps. I have it separated into three folders.
The first folder has everything listed by Constellation, which is the most usable for me.
The second folder is listed by the Star Name. This is handy when the double star experts out here casually use star names instead of catalog designators.
The third folder is listed by the Washington Double Star Catalog (WDS) or just by their star Catalog ID. This is where some of the Struve (STF) designators are found alone with other ID's.
I hope this helps. Once the skies clear, I'll give this a try.
Edited by aa6ww, 19 December 2019 - 04:30 PM.