In this chapter we move out from the Sun and look at some of the neighbouring double and multiple stars which have been observed for centuries. In some cases there are still secrets to be revealed. The beauty of a sunset on Earth has inspired poets and artists for millennia - what must it be like when there is not one sunset but two or more with each sun glowing in a different colour. The chiaroscuro would be impressive to say the least. Not all double and multiple systems have different colours - some contain stars of essentially the same spectral class and therefore colour.

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