The Cambridge Double Star Atlas

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Cambridge University Press - Science - 154 pages
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This magnificent atlas contains the most attractive and interesting double and multiple stars for viewing with binoculars and telescopes. It is a must-have for stargazers who want to explore these fascinating objects. The first modern star atlas devoted to double and multiple stars, it plots over 2000 selected pairs of stars, each labeled with discoverer, catalog, and/or observatory designations. A superb introduction to this important class of celestial objects, it is spiral bound and printed in red-light friendly colours, making it ideal for use in the field. Written by experienced observer James Mullaney, and beautifully illustrated by renowned celestial cartographer Wil Tirion, it provides an easy-to-use 'celestial roadmap' to locate and identify double and multiple stars. Other deep-sky objects such as star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies are also included, and are color-coded for easy recognition and identification, making this an all-purpose observing reference.

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James Mullaney, former assistant editor at Sky & Telescope magazine, is an astronomy writer, lecturer, and consultant, who has published more than 500 articles and seven books on observing the wonders of the heavens.

Wil Tirion is a full-time uranographer. He is famous for the numerous star charts he has created for astronomy books, atlases, and magazines.

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