Add a dash of random to your night sky viewing plans and you're guaranteed an adventure. We'll start ours with the famous globular M22 and see where it takes us.
We lift the Lion's paw to find a bright, red variable star, a germinating planetary nebula, galaxies rarely visited, and a diversity of doubles.
Orion's Belt is a magnetic sight on February nights. Take the bait and revel in a bounty of double and multiple stars, nebulae, and more.
Pisces, that sprawling constellation of faint stars easy to ignore, holds a treasure trove of double stars for small telescopes.
Point your telescope towards these doubles — true gems of the late-summer sky. You don’t even need dark skies or a big telescope to admire them!
Push your telescope to the limit and put your eyes to the test with this series of tight-knit springtime double stars.
Colorful lights twinkle everywhere during the holiday season, including up above in some remarkably tinted double stars. Find out what makes them so alluring.
A stunning double star, Albireo is also a bit of an enigma. Is it a true binary or the result of a chance alignment?
Bright Capella plays it close to the vest when it comes to companions, but with a good map and steady skies you can track down its dwarf binary.
Lonely Fomalhaut turns out to have plenty of company. Learn how to find its two remarkably distant stellar companions.
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.