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Double star fever

June 2013: The beauty of these summer stellar pairs might lead to a new passion.
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I suffer from a severe case of double star fever, having caught the bug in the early 1960s when a high school friend showed me Mizar (Zeta [ζ] Ursae Majoris) through a small reflecting telescope. Before long, I had purchased a telescope of my own and began observing double and multiple stars with relentless abandon. A half-century later, I still ply the night sky with a telescope, chasing down cosmic gem sets that have thus far eluded my eye.

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