Viewing the Constellations with Binoculars: 250+ Wonderful Sky Objects to See and Explore

Paperback | October 16, 2009

byBojan Kambic

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Viewing the Constellations with Binoculars is a complete guide to practical astronomy, written for beginners, intermediate-level astronomers, and even people who have not yet turned their gaze to the night sky. The required observing equipment to get the full value from this book is no more than a pair of regular 10 x 50 binoculars, but even more can be seen with a small astronomical telescope.This comprehensive introduction to astronomy and practical observing is far more than a guide to what can be seen in the night sky through binoculars. It introduces the reader to some basic (and some not-so-basic) astronomical concepts, and discusses the stars and their evolution, the planets, nebulae, and distant galaxies. There is a guide to selecting and using binoculars for astronomy, as well, as a 'getting ready to observe' section containing invaluable practical hints and tips.The second part of the book is an extraordinarily complete atlas and guide to the night sky down to 30º N (covering all the USA and Europe). It is illustrated with superb and sometimes beautiful amateur astronomical photographs, detailed maps (down to 5th magnitude), descriptions, and data on all astronomical objects of interest.

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Viewing the Constellations with Binoculars is a complete guide to practical astronomy, written for beginners, intermediate-level astronomers, and even people who have not yet turned their gaze to the night sky. The required observing equipment to get the full value from this book is no more than a pair of regular 10 x 50 binoculars, bu...

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The night sky is filled with stellar wonders, sparkling jewels that hide within them fantastic faraway suns. The ancients saw pictures formed by the stars and thus were born the constellations, which are still used today to identify and locate stars. After providing enough background information on astronomy to arm you for your trip, B...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:520 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0 inPublished:October 16, 2009Publisher:SpringerLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387853545

ISBN - 13:9780387853543

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Table of Contents

Part I: Background.- About Binoculars (And Everything Connected to Them).- Celestial Mechanics.- Those Wonderful Distant Suns.- Non-Stellar Objects.- Using Models to Understand Our Place in Space and Time.- Preparing for Observation Sessions.- Part II: Constellations.- Appendix: For Beginners Only.- Index.

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From the reviews:"This volume is so crammed with information that the index is a very welcome addition. . This provides you with a rich background about objects you can see . . It . deals with the constellations, giving charts, photos and informative text describing the binocular delights within." (Mark Parrish, Sky at Night Magazine, April, 2010)"Book such as this , subtitled '250+ wonderful sky objects to see and explore' , will attract the attention of many a skygazer. . I expect that many potential readers will wonder, as I did, how much of this material is truly necessary in a book supposedly aimed at users of 10 × 50 binoculars. . It is undoubtedly an impressive achievement . . As if to underline this, the book ends with a list of basic objects for beginners . ." (Ian Ridpath, The Observatory, Vol. 130, August, 2010)