Double Star Observing

There are four main way of double star observing; using a reticle, a bifilar micrometer, the ‘stopwatch’ method, and direct imaging.

More information about these methods will be added to this website in due course.

There are many lists of double stars, but if you are starting out here is a list of good targets.

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