We identify at least
four different types
of binary star systems, depending on how we observe them. Each type has some unique observational
Here is Phil Plait
to give you an excellent introduction. Pay attention, there’ll be an open note quiz immediately after the video!
Each type of binary star system is by no means exclusive. A pair of stars could possibly belong to more than one of these classifications.
As you may know, Tatooine is a planet that orbits a binary star. Is that really possible? Yes!
Looking for a particular star?
Find it here!
Here’s the list of all 88 recognized constellations