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Aitken Double Star Catalogue

(ADS, New general catalogue of double stars within 120° of the North pole.)
(1932 catalog with both multiple-star systems and non-orbiting double stars)

The Aitken Double Star Catalogue (or New general catalogue of double stars within 120° of the North pole) was created in 1932 by Robert Grant Aitken and Eric Doolittle. It contains 17,180 double stars (and triples, etc.), some of which are binary stars (and larger multiples), some not actually orbiting (optical doubles), and some including some of each.


(catalog,stars,binary stars,double stars)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aitken_Double_Star_Catalogue
https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001475263
PrefixExample  
ADSADS 5951 

Referenced by pages:
double star designation

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