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Atlas of Double Stars

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Written by Toshimi Taki
September 5, 2007
September 9, 2007
March 2, 2008


1. Introduction

This atlas is my third atlas and specialized for double stars.

I held the idea of "Atlas of Double Stars" in January 2007 and I made a few prototype charts in February 2007. At that moment, I labeled double stars with ADS numbers and the faintest stars are 6.75 magnitude. Then, I received a mail from Pete Wehner in Texas and he suggested to produce a star atlas especially for double stars. I sent my prototype chart to him and he made many good suggestions. Since then, we are working together to produce the double star atlas. The specification of the atlas is the result of cooperation. Pete Wehner produced a double star list. Toshimi Taki produced a deep sky object list and the charts.

Pete Wehner compiled "Atlas of Double Stars Field Guide" in MS-Excel format.
The data of the double stars and the deep sky objects are found in another MS-Excel file.

I will welcome your comments or suggestions for improvement. Please send e-mail to Toshimi Taki.

2. Specification

(1) Projection: Modified Transverse Mercator Projection
(2) Number of Charts: 36
(3) Scale: 3.9mm/degree
(4) Chart Size: A4
(5) Magnitude of Faintest Star: 7.0 (15,918 stars)
(6) Double (Multiple) Stars labeled: 2053
(7) Deep Sky Objects: 356 (The objects in "Hidden Treasures" are added.)

3. Database

All the necessary data are available via Internet.

[1] "SAO Star Catalog J2000 (SAO Staff 1966; USNO, ADC 1990)"
[2] D. Hoffleit, W. H. Warren Jr., "The Bright Star Catalogue, 5th Revised Ed. (Preliminary Version)," Astronomical Data Center, NSSDC/ADC (1991)
[3] D. Hoffleit, M. Saladyga and P. Wlasuk, "A Supplement to the Bright Star Catalogue," Yale University Obs. (1983)
[4] A. C. Davenhall and S. K. Leggett, "A Catalogue of Constellation Boundary Data," (1990) --> There are some errors in the data.
[5] C. E. Worley and G. G. Douglass, "The Washington Visual Double Star Catalog," 1996.0
[6] "Saguaro Astronomy Club Database," Version 7.2, (2000)
[7] "Charles Messier's Catalog of Nebulae and Star Clusters"
[8] Patrick Moore and the Editors of Sky & Telescope, "The Caldwell Catalog: 109 Deep-Sky Delights for Backyard Observers," (1995)
[9] "The Combined Table of General Catalogue of Variable Stars Volumes I-III, 4th Ed. (GCVS4) (Kholopov+ 1988) and Namelist of Variable Stars Nos.67-76 (Kholopov+, 1985-2001)," Institute of Astronomy of Russian Academy of Sciences and Sternberg State Astronomical Institute of the Moscow State University.
[10] S. J. O'Meara, "Hidden Treasures," Cambridge University Press, (2007).

4. Files

All files of charts are in pdf format and ppt format.
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 Chart ID		Right Ascension	Declination	File Name
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   1		20h to 24h	+50 to +90	dbl_chart_01-06_080302.pdf in A4 size (700KB)
   2		16h to 20h	+50 to +90	dbl_chart_01-06_080302.ppt in A4 size (3,365KB)
   3		12h to 16h	+50 to +90
   4		 8h to 12h	+50 to +90
   5		 4h to  8h	+50 to +90
   6		 0h to  4h	+50 to +90
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   7		22h to 24h	 +0 to +50	dbl_chart_07-18_080301.pdf in A4 size (1,192KB)
   8		20h to 22h	 +0 to +50	dbl_chart_07-18_080301.ppt in A4 size (4,246KB)
   9		22h to 20h	 +0 to +50
  10		20h to 18h	 +0 to +50
  11		18h to 16h	 +0 to +50
  12		16h to 14h	 +0 to +50
  13		14h to 12h	 +0 to +50
  14		12h to 10h	 +0 to +50
  15		10h to  8h	 +0 to +50
  16		 8h to  6h	 +0 to +50
  17		 6h to  4h	 +0 to +50
  18		 4h to  2h	 +0 to +50
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  19		22h to 24h	-50 to  +0	dbl_chart_19-30_110226.pdf in A4 size (1,060KB)
  20		20h to 22h	-50 to  +0	dbl_chart_19-30_110226.ppt in A4 size (4,144KB)
  21		18h to 20h	-50 to  +0
  22		16h to 18h	-50 to  +0
  23		14h to 16h	-50 to  +0
  24		12h to 14h	-50 to  +0
  25		10h to 12h	-50 to  +0
  26		 8h to 10h	-50 to  +0
  27		 6h to  8h	-50 to  +0
  28		 4h to  6h	-50 to  +0
  29		 2h to  4h	-50 to  +0
  30		 0h to  2h	-50 to  +0
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  31		20h to 24h	-90 to -50	dbl_chart_31-36_080301.pdf in A4 size (757KB)
  32		16h to 20h	-90 to -50	dbl_chart_31-36_080301.ppt in A4 size (3,112KB)
  33		12h to 16h	-90 to -50
  34		 8h to 12h	-90 to -50
  35		 4h to  8h	-90 to -50
  36		 0h to  4h	-90 to -50
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  Document	document_dbl_070924.pdf in A4 size (276KB)
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  Field Guide	dbl_star_field_guide_111030.xls in MS-Excel file (1401KB)
		dbl_star_field_guide_080302_letter.pdf in pdf file for letter size (2,266KB)
		dbl_star_field_guide_080302_a4.pdf in pdf file for A4 size (2,254KB)
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  Index Charts	index_chart_dbl.pdf in A4 size (210KB)
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  Datasheets	double_star_atlas_data_spreadsheets_111030.xls in MS-Excel file (972KB)
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