Touring the universe through binoculars: a complete astronomer's guidebook
This comprehensive work takes you on a personal tour of the universe using nothing more than a pair of binoculars. More comprehensive than any book currently available, it starts with Earth's nearest neighbor, the moon, and then goes on to explore each planet in the solar system, asteroids, meteors, comets and the sun. Following this, the reader is whisked away into deep space to explore celestial bodies including stars that are known and many sights less familiar. The final chapter includes a detailed atlas of deep-sky objects visible through binoculars. The appendices include guidance on how to buy, care for and maintain astronomical binoculars, tips and hints on using them, and detailed information on several home-made binocular mounts.
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A Survey of the Night
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10th magnitude 7x glasses 8th-magnitude star Alpha amateurs appears asterism astronomers Beta binary star binoculars Binoculars reveal bright brighter brightest star catalogue celestial Collinder comet constellation crater dark nebula days Eclipsing Binary days Long Period days Semi-Regular NGC deep sky objects detect diameter diffuse nebulae disk double star easily east Eclipsing Binary exit pupil fainter Figure galactic galaxies Gamma giant binoculars giant glasses globular cluster glow Irregular lens located Long Period Variable look lunar magni Mare Messier miles Milky Moon Moon's naked eye nearly nebulosity night Object R.A. Object Typ h m Object Typ R.A. observers open cluster optical pair Period Comments NGC Period Variable NGC Photograph planet planetary nebula points of light R.A. Dec seen shine SizelSepI Object Typ SizelSepI Period Comments solar southern spans spiral stellar suns telescope tude Typ h m Dec unaided eye variable stars