These pages show the Double stars I found very pretty, or at least better than average (rating 1 and 2 on the "Harshaw scale").
As the rating depends on the instrument used for observation, the scope for which this rating is given is mentioned.
(Bino = 10x50/10x42 binoculars, AT80 = Swarovski 80mm spottingscope, GS80 = Guan Sheng 80mm f/6 refractor, AP13 = Astro-Physics Starfire 5" f/6, MK67 = Intes 6" f/12 Maksutov, LX10 = Meade 8" f/10 SCT, CG11 = Celestron 11" f/10 SCT)

Use this table to go to the constellations:

Andromeda Aquila Aries Auriga Bootes
Camelopardalis Canes Venatici Cancer Cassiopeia Cepheus
Cetus Coma Berenices Corona Borealis Cygnus Delphinus
Draco Eridanus Equuleus Gemini Hercules
Hydra Lacerta Leo Lepus Lynx
Lyra Monoceros Ophiuchus Orion Pegasus
Perseus Pisces Puppis Sagitta Sagittarius
Scorpio Serpens Taurus Triangulum Ursa Major
Ursa Minor Virgo Vulpecula    

An overview of the best doubles (rating 1) from all constellations:

Favourite doubles


A fast moving double which has recently passed it's closest aproach:

Gamma Virginis (Porrima)

For doubles indicated with 33 follow the link to the webpages of "The Spirit of 33" for reports by more observers.

A few beautiful doubles from the Southern Hemisphere, which can be seen with small (travel-)scopes

Scope Name Con Magn. Sep.
Alpha Cen
Cen 0.1 - 1.0 8.7"

Dunlop 142

Cen 6.7 - 8.4 32"

I 369

Cir 6.0 - 9.0 90"
Alpha Cruxis
Cru 1.9 - 2.0 - 5.2 4.4" - 90"

Kappa Lup

Lup 4.1 - 6.0  26" 

Dunlop 142

Cen 6.7 - 8.4 32"