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Exploring the Night Sky with Binoculars

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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | Exploring the Night Sky with Binoculars.pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Patrick Moore(Author)

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On a clear, starry night, the jewelled beauty and unimaginable immensity of our universe is awe-inspiring. Star-gazing with binoculars is rewarding and may begin a lifelong hobby! Patrick Moore has painstakingly researched Exploring the Night Sky with Binoculars to describe how to use binoculars for astronomical observation. He explains basic astronomy and the selection of binoculars, then discusses the stars, clusters, nebulae and galaxies that await the observer. The sky seen from both the northern and southern hemispheres is charted season by season, with detailed maps of all the constellations. The reader can also observe the Sun, Moon, planets, comets and meteors. With many beautiful illustrations, this handbook will be helpful and encouraging to casual observers and those cultivating a more serious interest. The enjoyment of amateur astronomy is now available to everybody.

From reviews of previous editions:' … this has been the introduction to the night sky that I've recommended more than any other … If you know of someone whose enthusiasm for the night sky has been inspired … I can think of no better gift than a pair of binoculars and a copy of this excellent book.' Brian Kelly, The Observatory' … written in Patrick Moore's well-known, easy-to-read, personal style … This book is a good general introduction to the night sky using binoculars and it should encourage the reader to go and look for themselves.' Alan Dowdell, Webb Society Reviews'…a useful beginner's guide to the binocular.' Sky and Telescope'Exploring the Night Sky with Binoculars is a good book for beginner and casual binocular observers, with enough deep-sky objects to keep them going for a long time …'. Astronomy and Space'This book shows Patrick on top form and will not only appeal to the novice. I found it to be a highly informative, well written book with plenty of useful maps and sketches. I would certainly recommend this book, and not just for the beginners it is aimed at. Even for veterans of the night sky like myself those book could be a worthy addition to the collection.' Dave Fletcher, Popular Astronomy'This guide is therefore an ideal start to observe celestial objects using simple instruments as binoculars … an indispensable preparation for further observations using larger instruments.' Orion (Société Astronomique de Suisse)

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Book details

  • PDF | 220 pages
  • Patrick Moore(Author)
  • Cambridge University Press; 4 edition (19 Oct. 2000)
  • English
  • 9
  • Science & Nature

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  • By Tederick on 24 August 2017

    Informative and erudite work by a world famous expert.

  • By Guest on 4 November 2002

    I have to agree with other reviewers Nightwatch is by far the better book, don't waste your money on Exploring the Night Sky with Binoculars buy Nightwatch instead. Nightwatch also spells out what can be seen with binoculars. The layout and stucture is miles better.

  • By Edward Doyle on 1 November 2002

    I got this, as it was recommended by a local astronomy club.Initially I found it quite difficult for the same reasons commented on by other reviewers. However with the help of a lot of astronomy software which I downloaded free from the web, which produced more easily understandable star maps ( which importantly were accurate to the day of the observation ) I was able to get started.Once I had cracked the first half dozen constellations, the contents of Moores book clicked with me and I found it a valuable source of extra and more detailed information.However I would criticise the book from teh perspective that it does not really start at the very begining and the constellation charts are too busy ordetailed for the very beginner making them confusing. Although I think this book is good, I would not recommend it alone for the absolute beginner.

  • By kev on 24 October 2015

    An excellent book for your binoculars. Don't be fooled by other books that give you false hope that you're going to see the rings of Saturn and loads of colourful lovelyness! Binoculars are brilliant for learning about the night sky and finding your way about but they will never compete with larger telescopes. This book doesn't pretend to be anything more. The charts are basic, uncluttered and more than adequate for discovering and naming all the constallations and bright stars. The book looks at each constellation and points out anything interesting. Get something like the Olympus 8x40 dpsi or 7x50 and enjoy quiet nights outside. Book pricey at full price but plenty for 1pence plus postage!

  • By silverladysurfer on 16 January 2013

    Gets a little 'heavy' in places - you can't help that when you buy a book written by someone who loves the subject but this was the reason I got it....Patrick is so enthusiastic you just can't help but follow suit.... Great little book.

  • By Neil9797 on 20 March 2006

    Reminiscent of an old grammar school textbook - a thousand words when a picture would do. Text also turgid and rambling - plenty of interesting facts and figures but difficult to find and extract when they are so heavily wrapped in text. Popular science books have moved on a few decades since this style was standard. Try "Turn Left at Orion" or one of the recommendations left by other reviewers.

  • By Paul Lawrence on 16 November 2014

    Very well written and interesting book.

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