Observing Double Stars

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Since I have been posting my double star observations I've been fielding some questions from those who have taken some interest in those reports. So I have written a journal article on observing visual double stars. I hope you find it interesting.

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Thanks Tony!
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That's a phenomenal write up Mike. The Journal submittal that you refer to is the AVSO group? Have you submitted it to Sky & Tel for publication????
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Hi Pete,

I'd like to take credit for that high quality document, but the member who wrote it is Tony Tripodi, whose passion for double stars knows no limits.

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Tony:
That's a wonderful writeup. Your really small standard deviations are a testament to your self-discipline and care. Superb!
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Tony thanks for posting and providing links to regarding your obsevvations. To me it is far beyond what the casual observer would like me would do.I have a question or two. First on your selection of eye pieces you use are they special order or are they modified to suit your needs.As for the protractor, is that something you modified to fit the scope?? Thanks for posting this information. I and many others in the group find it interesting. Thank you Jerry.
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When observing multiple stars one can be as casual or as disciplined as you like. There is both beauty and science in a binary system, and you never run out of targets or challenges.

Thanks for your kind remarks!
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mrgizmo65 wrote: Wed Oct 12, 2022 3:25 pm Tony thanks for posting and providing links to regarding your obsevvations. To me it is far beyond what the casual observer would like me would do.I have a question or two. First on your selection of eye pieces you use are they special order or are they modified to suit your needs.As for the protractor, is that something you modified to fit the scope?? Thanks for posting this information. I and many others in the group find it interesting. Thank you Jerry.
The Meade and Baader (Celestron) Astrometric eyepieces are no longer being made. I have that eyepiece at least 20 years. I modified the one I have as described in the article.
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Thank you Tony for the response. As you said there is beauty and science in your observations. After listening to your reports trying to understand why things are and how they got that way is a challenge. As for the casual observer I was speaking for myself,but I am trying to do better. Jerry
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