The Double Star Reader
Selected Papers from the
Journal of Double Star Observations

365 page book containing 45 papers

$49.95 - Hard Cover

Edited by
R. Kent Clark,
Russell M. Genet,
Jolyon M. Johnson, Vera Wallen, and Eric Weise 

L to R: Weise, Wallen, Johnson, Clark, Genet

Foreword by
Brian Mason

Published by
The Collins Foundation Press

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Book Description and Contents


The majority of stars are gravitationally bound systems of two or more stars that are only distinguishable through a telescope. Their orbital periods range from days to millennia, often making double star research a multi-generational endeavor. Thus, astronomers today contribute measurements of systems that have been observed, in many cases, for centuries. Since the fundamentals of double star research are straight-forward and entry equipment is low cost, double star research is open to amateur and student astronomers. This book exposes the reader to a diverse sampling from the Journal of Double Star Observations detailing both historical and modern observations as well as the techniques and technologies used by amateurs, students, and professionals.


R. Kent Clark, Professor of Physics at University of South Alabama and
                         Editor of the Journal of Double Star Observations

Russell Genet, Research Scholar in Residence at California Polytechnic State University and
                         Adjunct Professor of Astronomy at Cuesta College

Jolyon Johnson, Geologist and Science Director at the Orion Observatory

Vera Wallen, Educational Consultant and Retired Superintendent of Schools.  .

Eric Weise, Physics Major at University of California, San Diego.

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