Wednesday, February 21, 2018

received double star book

A RASC member brought a book for me from a friend's estate. Very thoughtful. Thank you!

The book is Observing Visual Double Stars by Paul Couteau (translated by Canadian Alan Batten). Soft cover edition. It was originally published in France in 1978. MIT published the translation in 1981. It looks very interesting!

Observing Visual Double Stars by Couteau

Astronomy magazine reviewed it and said "Not only does [the book] urge you to join these dedicated observers, it also gives you a sense of purpose and urgency about your nightly vigils. Even now, many close binaries are passing unobserved through critical phases of their orbits-potentially priceless data lost for lack of observers."

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