My friend John Nanson and I have a “star splitters” blog that serves as a guide for finding (by constellation) and observing double stars that we find particularly interesting.
It now covers more than 60 doubles, plus reviews of some telescopes used and observing advice related to finding and splitting doubles.
We are experienced amateur astronomers who especially enjoy viewing double stars with long-focus refractors. But we use binoculars and other types of telescopes as well. And while this journal is a record of our observations, we also hope it will serve as a guide to others, helping them plan observing sessions and choose double stars to observe. There’s a drop down menu on the left listing by constellation the doubles we’ve observed – and to the right there’s a list of our 10 most recent observations. Finally, you have two other choices:
* First, you can read our observations of a double and leave your own observations of that same star as a comment.
* Second, you can subscribe to this blog so that you get email notifications when we add a star to it. Just check out the links in the right-hand column.
John observes from his home near the west coast of Oregon, I observe from my home near the East Coast – well, really the south coast of Massachusetts.