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Listing of the 50 finest double stars suitable for viewing with a 60mm refractor.
ASTRONOMY Aug 1983 (v.11#8) pg. 50

Binoculars and binaries. Tips on observing binary stars and close doubles using binoculars and/or your naked-eye.
ASTRONOMY Sep 1983 (v.11#9) pg. 75

Tip: Use a stop-down mask to improve resolving power of telescope when observing double stars.
ASTRONOMY Dec 1987 (v.15#12) pg. 38

Observing double stars. How to "split" double stars. Charts of selected double stars included.
ASTRONOMY Jun 1988 (v.16#6) pg. 98

Sharpen images with a cardboard mask. A simple off-axis mask on your reflector produces cleaner images of double stars and planets.
ASTRONOMY Feb 1989 (v.17#2) pg. 84
Added Info ASTRONOMY Jun 1989 (v.17#6) pg. 6

Observing the ten best double stars with a small telescope.
ASTRONOMY Jul 1989 (v.17#7) pg. 78

Split a star in two. Five double stars that require extra observing skill to detect their binary nature.
ASTRONOMY Dec 1989 (v.17#12) pg. 88

Autumn's colorful double stars. Explore a range of star colors and brightness through the eyepiece of a small telescope.
ASTRONOMY Nov 1992 (v.20#11) pg. 82

Touring winter's best double stars.
ASTRONOMY Jan 1996 (v.24#1) pg. 72

Double trouble. A pair of summer constellations holds a multitude of binary star treasures. Observing double stars in the constellations Cygnus (the Swan) and Lyra (the Lyre).
ASTRONOMY Sep 2000 (v.28#9) pg. 56

Seeing double. Suggested targets for seeing the sky's most beautiful binaries.
ASTRONOMY Jan 2003 (v.31#1) pg. 78
Correction ASTRONOMY May 2003 (v.31#5) pg. 16

Double stars in NGC 2516, the bright open cluster located in western Carina. A listing and observing tips.
DEEP SKY #30 Spring 1990 (v.8#2) pg. 46

Double stars in the constellations Sagitta and Vulpecula. Some observing tips.
DEEP SKY #31 Summer 1990 (v.8#3) pg. 46

Double stars in the constellation Pegasus. Includes a chart of coordinates for 18 double stars, plus observing tips.
DEEP SKY #32 Autumn 1990 (v.8#4) pg. 44
Correction DEEP SKY #34 Spring 1991 (v.9#2) pg. 10

Observing double stars in the constellation Triangulum.
DEEP SKY #33 Winter 1990-91 (v.9#1) pg. 48

Observing double stars in the constellation Cancer.
DEEP SKY #34 Spring 1991 (v.9#2) pg. 48

Observing double stars in the galactic plane of Cygnus.
DEEP SKY #35 Summer 1991 (v.9#3) pg. 46

Observing double stars in the constellation Cepheus.
DEEP SKY #36 Autumn 1991 (v.9#4) pg. 46

Observing double stars in the constellation Cassiopeia.
DEEP SKY #37 Winter 1991-92 (v.10#1) pg. 36

Get started in the observing of eclipsing binary and RR Lyrae variable stars. Some tips.
DEEP SKY #37 Winter 1991-92 (v.10#1) pg. 38

Making double star measurements with a diffraction-grating micrometer fitted to the open end of the telescope tube. Gratings are made from stiff paper or metal.
SKY & TELESCOPE Jun 1980 (v.59#6) pg. 519

Visual double stars for the amateur. Includes hints for observers, tips on equipment, measurements, etc.
SKY & TELESCOPE Nov 1980 (v.60#5) pg. 379

Observing motions of double stars.
SKY & TELESCOPE Apr 1984 (v.67#4) pg. 348

Backyard astronomy. Part 8. Observing double stars.
SKY & TELESCOPE Nov 1984 (v.68#5) pg. 417

Astronomical computing. Computer program calculates how a binary star pair will actually appear in the telescope, now or at any other date in the past or future. Written in BASIC.
SKY & TELESCOPE Jul 1987 (v.74#1) pg. 71

SPECIAL ISSUE on amateur astronomy. Looks at good projects to tackle, astrophotography, observing planets, solar observing, lunar observing, occultations, double-star observing, variable-star observing, radio astronomy, eclipses, meteor studies, hunting comets, etc.
SKY & TELESCOPE Nov 1988 (v.76#5) pg. 451

Light curves and their secrets. A computer program, written in BASIC, plots the brightness over time of an eclipsing binary star.
SKY & TELESCOPE Oct 1989 (v.78#4) pg. 410

Using double stars to test the resolution limits of a telescope.
SKY & TELESCOPE Feb 1992 (v.83#2) pg. 187

The delights of observing double stars. Some tips for getting started.
SKY & TELESCOPE Mar 1993 (v.85#3) pg. 112

Double gems in Pisces. An observer's guide to double stars in the Pisces constellation.
SKY & TELESCOPE Nov 1994 (v.88#5) pg. 68

A spectacular eclipsing binary. Tips on observing RW Tauri, a close binary with a 66-hour orbit.
SKY & TELESCOPE Jan 1995 (v.89#1) pg. 85

A guide to observing double stars in Cancer.
SKY & TELESCOPE Mar 1995 (v.89#3) pg. 74

A star-hop from Mizar. Using the double star in the Big Dipper as a jumping off point for fainter objects nearby.
SKY & TELESCOPE Jul 1995 (v.90#1) pg. 48

Observing wide double stars in Capricornus with small telescopes or binoculars.
SKY & TELESCOPE Oct 1995 (v.90#4) pg. 68

Observing the extraordinary double stars in the vicinity of the constellation Bootes.
SKY & TELESCOPE Jun 1996 (v.91#6) pg. 68

Guide to observing double stars in the constellation Leo with a small telescope .
SKY & TELESCOPE Apr 1997 (v.93#4) pg. 76

Observing SZ Herculis, a fast eclipsing binary star located between Vega and the Keystone of Hercules.
SKY & TELESCOPE Jun 1997 (v.93#6) pg. 76

Observing guide to double stars in the constellations Sextans, Hydra, and Leo.
SKY & TELESCOPE Apr 1998 (v.95#4) pg. 90

Observer's guide to double stars in the constellation Cepheus which are visible through a small telescope.
SKY & TELESCOPE Sep 1998 (v.96#3) pg. 106

Observing double stars for fun and science. How to get started and how to use a reticle eyepiece and protractor to measure a double star's position angle.
SKY & TELESCOPE Feb 1999 (v.97#2) pg. 116

Binocular tips and techniques for observing double stars in the autumn sky.
SKY & TELESCOPE Oct 1999 (v.98#4) pg. 118

Double stars. Techniques for observing the 33 double stars in the constellation Orion.
SKY & TELESCOPE Feb 2000 (v.99#2) pg. 111

Double star measurement made easy. An equatorially mounted telescope, a reticle eyepiece, and a calculator are all you need to make valuable observations.
SKY & TELESCOPE Jul 2000 (v.100#1) pg. 112

Finding your double-star limit. A simple computer program that combines the separation and magnitude difference of a double star into a single number between 0 and 100 that expresses the difficulty of splitting the components.
SKY & TELESCOPE Jan 2002 (v.103#1) pg. 63

Enjoying unequal double stars. The Lord nomogram provides a means of predicting the resolvability of unequal pairs.
SKY & TELESCOPE Jan 2002 (v.103#1) pg. 118

Measuring double stars with video. How amateurs can make accurate measurements of double star separation and position angles.
SKY & TELESCOPE Jul 2002 (v.104#1) pg. 117