Stargazing with Binoculars
Stargazing with Binoculars

Type: books
Vendor: Firefly


Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Firefly Books (Feb 28 2008)
Language: English

A practical, concise beginner's guide to viewing the night sky through binoculars.

Stargazing with Binoculars is ideal for newcomers to astronomy. Authors Robin Scagell and David Frydman include the wide range of binoculars on the market and provide advice on features to consider when making a purchase. The book guides the beginner through the first steps of using binoculars to observe the night sky, describes what will be visible, and shows how to find specific objects.

Illustrated throughout and filled with handy tips, the book covers:

* What to expect from binoculars and how they actually work
* Buying binoculars for the first time
* Upgrading after the first purchase
* Observing the sun, the moon, planets, comets, asteroids, stars, clusters, variable stars, double stars, novas, nebulas and galaxies
* The effects of light pollution
* Observing from the city and from the countryside
* Terminology.

Stargazing with Binoculars is a practical, easy-to-read handbook for newcomers to astronomy, whatever their age.

About the Author

Robin Scagell is an author, consultant and broadcaster. He operates the Galaxy Picture Library and is the founder of the West of London Astronomical Society and the vice-president of the Society for Popular Astronomy. In 2007, he received the Sir Arthur Clarke Award for Space Reporting. In 2001, Asteroid Scageii was named for him.

David Frydman is a lifelong amateur astronomer who observes mainly with binoculars and small telescopes.