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Posted by Bob Sal on January 3, 2003 20:45:27 UTC

Hi All;
I don’t usually blow my own horn but if I don’t tell you who will? I got my Double Star Observer Award from the Astronomy League in the mail today. Very nice Certificate for framing and a large tie Pin. I received the award for completing the Double Star Club observation list on their web page. It’s a great list including many interesting (tight) doubles and colorful stars. They appear in a wide range of constellations so it took a full year to complete. I had to get to a location with a good low southern view for few of them. It was lots of fun. I observed many under or even full moon. You don’t need perfect conditions for double star observing. Even hot hazy summer nights are good for double star observing. There are many observing clubs at the Astro-League sight including Messier, Herschel, Caldwell, Lunar, Binocular Messier, Binocular Challenge, Peculiar Galaxy and many more. If you complete 10 programs including the 5 base programs and 5 of your own choice, you become eligible for the Master Observer Award. The Double Star club is one of the base programs. So I have one down and nine to go. Here’s the web sight if you want to go and check it out for yourself.

That’s it;

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