The Cambridge Double Star Atlas

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Overview

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 2,000 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 ...
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Overview

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 2,000 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 colors, 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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Editorial Reviews

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"Thanks to the genius of James Mullaney, and the artistic sensibility of Wil Tirion, backyard stargazers can now enjoy endless hours of double- and multiple-star observing. Mullaney’s vivid descriptions of the finest showpieces truly inspire; Tirion’s design is both handsome and practical. The work is destined to become an instant classic. Bravo!" Stephen James O’Meara - Author of the Deep-Sky Companions observing guides and columnist for Astronomy magazine.

"...the definitive treasure map to the night sky’s most alluring deep-sky gems. ...an essential addition to any stargazer’s observing kit. This new work from James Mullaney, one of the world’s most experienced double-star observers, and Wil Tirion, the dean of modern celestial cartographers, gives even the most experienced stargazer a lifetime supply of deep-sky wonders to explore and enjoy." - Rick Fienberg, Editor Emeritus, Sky & Telescope

"...the only [book] with a comprehensive observing atlas. .... Recommended." - CHOICE

"The maps by Wil Tirion are as beautiful as we have come to expect from the premier star map producer of our time." - The Astronomical League

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521493437
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/23/2009
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Pages: 154
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 11.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Star charts; Appendixes.
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  • Posted March 30, 2012

    Excellent reference. Must have for double star observers.

    Invaluble reference that I take to star watches and to the Bloom Observatory @ the Franklin Institute. I am a big fan of Mullaney and still use his first Celestial Delights Atlas. Coordinates are accurate. I dial them in on the 10" Zeiss and I am there.

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  • Posted May 22, 2009

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    If you are interested in double stars, galaxies, nebula and star clusters, you should get this book. A truly all purpose deep-sky atlas.

    I want to convey that the "Cambridge Double Star Atlas" is more than just double stars. It is a fabulous compact atlas for field use, covering all types of deep-sky objects. Excellent size, and very easy to read under the stars.

    My compliments to you, James Mullaney, and Wil Tirion for writing this excellent book. It has filled a void that has been needed for both the casual and serious student of double star observing. It is my opinion that this atlas will be well received by all deep-sky observers.

    Whatever your interest in astronomy may be, this atlas should serve you well.

    Observer from North Carolina...Roger Ivester

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