Stargazing with Binoculars


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  • Stargazing with Binoculars is the ideal guide for newcomers to astronomy. The authors review the range of the latest binoculars on the market and provide advice on features to consider before making a purchase. Then they lead the beginner through the first steps of using binoculars to observe the night sky, describing what will be visible and how to find specific objects.

    This edition has been thoroughly updated to incorporate the latest binocular technology. Illustrated throughout and packed with handy tips and tricks, the book includes:
    How binoculars work and what to expect
    Buying for the first time and upgrading
    The wide range of binoculars available internationally
    Using different sizes of binoculars
    The effects of light pollution
    Observing the Sun, Moon, planets, comets, asteroids, stars, clusters, variable stars, double stars, novae, nebulae and galaxies
    Guidance for observing in the city and in the country
    Glossary of terms

    Binoculars are portable and financially accessible, whereas a telescope can be costly and unwieldy. Even binoculars without bells and whistles will give the viewer an exciting look into the night sky. This introduction is the ideal guide in that pursuit.

    Reviews for the previous editions:
    "Among the many good books on binocular astronomy, Stargazing with Binoculars stands out as one of the best. [Scagell and Frydman] pack an amazing amount of information into a volume that's clearly written, entertaining, attractive, and portable."
    --Sky and Telescope

    "A serious contender for the title of best all-around introduction to binocular astronomy."
    --Sky and Telescope

    Authors: Robin Scagell & David Frydman Series: Firefly Pocket series Paperback: 208 pages Publisher: Firefly Books; 4 edition (January 23, 2014) Language: English ISBN-10: 1770853286 ISBN-13: 978-1770853287 Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.4 x 7.8 inches