From the March 2008 issue

Glenn Chaple’s observing basics: See double tonight

March 2008: Double stars are the Rodney Dangerfields of the night sky: They "don't get no respect."
By | Published: March 1, 2008 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
March is Messier Marathon time, when observers in relatively low latitudes race in a single night to observe 109 objects cataloged by Charles Messier. But typical Messier objects like nebulae, clusters, and galaxies aren’t the only worthy deep-sky targets.