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double star

double star

n
(Celestial Objects) two stars, appearing close together when viewed through a telescope; either physically associated (binary star) or not associated (optical double star). See also binary star, optical double star

dou′ble star′


n.
two stars that appear together in the sky and appear as one to the eye or through a low-power telescope.
[1775–85]
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Noun1.double star - a system of two stars that revolve around each other under their mutual gravitation
star - (astronomy) a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior
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