Almost forgotten work on double stars

Alpha Crucis

Alpha Crucis

When I was Director of the Double Star Section of the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa (ASSA) I was granted permission to use the old McClean refractor telescope at the headquarters of the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) in Observatory, Cape Town. At the time I was interested in using speckle interferometry techniques to measure separations and position angles of double stars. In 2001 I published an article about my work in MNASSA (Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa).

That particular issue of MNASSA somehow was lost, but I was very happy to discover a PDF version of my article, which had somehow survived several computer changes over the past 15 years. Anyone interested in double stars may download the article from the downloads page.

Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply