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Double Stars

Double star observing and measuring has become part of my observing program. In this section of the Budget Astronomer website, I have included a few thoughts on binary observing, as well as the program BinStar, which I developed for purposes of taking binary star measurements.

In this section, you can find:

  • A few thoughts on why I observe binary stars, why you might want to, and how to get started.
  • BinStar is a Delphi application I wrote to make measurements of binary stars using a telescope and a webcam. This section includes an overview, instructions and downloads.
  • Some preliminary results, showing what BinStar can do.


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