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Keepers of the Double Stars

@article{Tenn2013KeepersOT,
  title={Keepers of the Double Stars},
  author={Joseph Simon Tenn},
  journal={arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics},
  year={2013}
}
  • J. Tenn
  • Published 1 March 2013
  • Physics
  • arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics
Astronomers have long tracked double stars in efforts to find those that are gravitationally-bound binaries and then to determine their orbits. Early catalogues by the Herschels, Struves, and others began with their own discoveries. In 1906 court reporter and amateur astronomer Sherburne Wesley Burnham published a massive double star catalogue containing data from many observers on more than 13,000 systems. Lick Observatory astronomer Robert Grant Aitken produced a much larger catalogue in 1932… 
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