Double & Multiple Stars, and How to Observe Them - Astronomers' Observing Guides (Paperback)James Mullaney (author)
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Written specially for practical amateur astronomers who not only want to observe, but want to know and understand the details of exactly what they are looking at.
Presents an up-to-date detailed description of the objects, their physics and their evolution (part one); and then (part two) to consider how to observe and record them successfully.
Delivers a wealth of information for all levels of amateur observers, from the beginner to the experienced; it is equally fascinating for practical astronomers, and also for those who simply want to find out more about these unusual star systems.
Publisher: Springer London Ltd
Number of pages: 131
Weight: 316 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 9 mm
Edition: 2005 ed.
James Mullaney's book Double and Multiple Stars and How to Observe Them exceeds what anyone has done with this topic before--by a whole qualitative level or two. Mullaney is one of the world's most experienced observers of double stars and "deep-sky objects." His writing is always clear, accurate and enthusiastic and this book is no exception. Double and Multiple Stars, along with Mullaney's other writings on the topic, may end up almost singlehandedly winning over a new generation of observers to the joy of double-star observing.
...I can recommend Double and Multiple Stars and How to Observe Them to those who delight in seeing close points of light and those who can imagine the huge variety of suns they represent.
-Leif J. Robinson, in Sky & Telescope, October 2006
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