Not every set of closely paired stars requires binoculars or a telescope to "split". Here's a guide to summertime doubles you can tackle with your eyes alone.
Double stars show us color combinations we seldom see anywhere else in the sky. Viewing these stellar twins yourself is fun and easy.
Spotting double stars is always a stargazing treat! Here are some targets to get you started.
Some of the finest double and multiple stars in the sky are on display as the constellation Orion, the Hunter, comes to prominence.
Double stars can be found everywhere. Here's a selection of pretty doubles vislble when Orion the hunter is riding high in the sky.
When the Milky Way is prominent, don't overlook the wealth of pretty double stars visible during this season.
The treasure-filled skies of the Southern Hemisphere offer observers more than showpiece clusters and nebulae.
Amateur observations of visual double stars are desperately needed. Here¹s how you can take the plunge.