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The Binocular Section has been entirely rewritten and redrawn with new graphics, with many new objects added as well; over 500 binaries are now featured, for binocular and telescope. A large number of errors has been corrected along the way.

  • Home Page

  • Non-constellation matters: seven papers related to archaeological research

  • Brief biographical remarks

    (The Main Tables)

  • A Binocular (and Naked Eye) Tour of the Stars

  • The Binocular Menu (by Constellation)


  • The Flamsteed Collection: a star catalogue

  • Data tables for all constellations

  • Graphics of all constellations
    viewed from the Northern Hemisphere

  • Down under: Introduction to the Southern Hemisphere

  • Graphics of all constellations
    as seen in the Southern Hemisphere

  • Greek alphabet

  • HD--HIP conversion tables

  • The Messier List

  • The Mythic Names

  • NGC Objects

  • Plagiarists I have known

  • Orbits of 150 binaries

  • Orbital Elements

    Credit must be given to the works listed below, without which this website could not have been possible:

    The Washington Double Star Catalog (cited as WDSC) maintained at the U.S. Naval Observatory.
    The Cambridge Double Star Atlas (cited as CDSA), James Mullaney and Wil Tirion
    (Cambridge University Press, online edition, 2013)
    Field Guide to the Deep Sky Objects, Mike Inglis (London, 2001)
    Burnham's Celestial Handbook, Robert Burnham (NY, 1978)
    The Flamsteed Collection, Richard Dibon-Smith (Toronto, 1998)
    STARS ( created by Jim Kaler
    SEDS, The Messier Catalogue (

    Broken Links and Errors Report

    This page last updated 1 September 2014

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    is 1996-2014 by Richard Dibon-Smith.

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