Binocular Highlights Revised & Expanded Edition: 109 Celestial Sights for Binocular Users

by GARY SERONIK
$42.99

Publisher: F+W US

Publication Date: April 01, 2018

ISBN: 9781940038445

Binding: Spiral bound

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You don't need fancy or expensive equipment to enjoy the wonders of the night sky. All you need are binoculars - even the ones hanging unused in your closet. If you don't own any, Binocular Highlights explains what to look for when choosing binoculars for stargazing and provides observing tips for users of these portable and versatile mini-telescopes. Binocular Highlights is a tour of 109 different celestial sights - from softly glowing clouds of gas and dust to unusual stars, clumps of stars, and vast star cities (galaxies) - all visible in binoculars. Each object is plotted on a detailed, easy-to-use star map, and most of these sights can be found even in a light-polluted sky. Also included are four seasonal all-sky charts that help locate each highlight. You don't need fancy or expensive equipment to enjoy the wonders of the night sky. In fact, as even experienced stargazers know, to go beyond the naked-eye sky and delve deep into the universe, all you need is a pair of binoculars - even the ones hanging unused in your closet. If you don't own any, Binocular Highlights explains what to look for when choosing binoculars for stargazing and provides observing tips for uses of these portable and versatile mini-telescopes. AUTHOR: Gary Seronik is a former Associate Editor of Sky & Telescope magazine, where he authored the magazine's monthly Binocular Highlight column. An avid stargazer since childhood, Gary began observing the stars with his father's 7 x 35 binoculars and over the years has built numerous telescopes to suit his astronomical interests. He is now Editor of SkyNews, Canada's magazine of astronomy and stargazing. SELLING POINTS: Tour of 109 Different Celestial Sights: From softly glowing clouds of gas and dust to unusual stars, clumps of stars, and vast star cities (galaxies) - all visible in binoculars. Made for In-the-Field Use: Has a rugged exterior for prolonged use in the field, and its cover, compact size, and spiral binding make it easy to fold bac