Stargazing with Binoculars
by Robin Scagell and David Frydman

Latest revised edition 2013

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This is the book for anyone who wants to use their binoculars to study the stars. Even if you've no idea which star is which, it tells you how to learn the sky so that you can begin finding objects with your binoculars. The star maps can be used throughout the world, in both northern and southern hemispheres.

You'll be surprised how much you can see even through basic binoculars, once you know where to look. So there are lists of objects that can be viewed month by month, with actual descriptions of what they look like through binoculars. Specially drawn maps show you how to find the objects once you have picked out the basic constellations. And we don't just tell you – we use drawings actually made using binoculars of deep-sky objects such as nebulae and galaxies so you know what to expect.

Many objects in the solar system, from the Moon to comets, are spectacular through binoculars, and these are covered as well. And of course there are chapters that tell you how to choose and use binoculars, and what the technical terms mean.

What's in Stargazing with Binoculars:

Chapter 1    Introduction

Chapter 2    Learning the sky

Chapter 3    The binocular observer's year

Chapter 4    The Solar System

Chapter 5    Choosing binoculars 

Chapter 6    Using binoculars  

Appendix     (constellation list) 



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