n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Double Stars in Telescopium : seeing double




Telescopium has no outstanding binaries - in fact, all its visual binaries have rather faint primaries (sixth, seventh, eighth magnitude or even fainter). There are about 25 or so double stars in this constellation, most of which are very challenging targets. Telescopium is more remarkable for what it lacks, rather than for what it contains, and is not usually an observing target for amateur astronomers. Let's have a look at some of the double stars in this constellation!


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