Binocular Highlights: 99 Celestial Sights for Binocular Users

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New Track Media LLC, 23 feb. 2007 - 97 pagina's
Binocular Highlights is a tour of 96 different celestial sights ? from softly glowing clouds of gas and dust to unusual stars, clumps of stars, and vast star cities (galaxies) ? all visible in binoculars. Each object is plotted on a detailed, easy-to-use star map, and most of these sights can be found even in a light-polluted sky. Also included are four seasonal all-sky charts that help locate each highlight. You don't need fancy or expensive equipment to enjoy the wonders of the night sky. In fact, as even experienced star gazers know, to go beyond the naked-eye sky and delve deep into the universe, all you need are binoculars ? even the ones hanging unused in your closet. If you don't own any, Binocular Highlights explains what to look for when choosing binoculars for star gazing and provides observing tips for users of these portable and versatile mini-telescopes. Sprial-bound with readable paper spine, full color throughout.

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Gary Seronik is an associate editor at Sky & Telescope magazine where he has authored the magazine's monthly Binocular Highlight column since 1999. An avid stargazer since childhood, Gary began observing the stars with his father's 7 ¬ī 35 binoculars and over the years has built numerous telescopes to suit his astronomical interests. He owns several binoculars and always has at least one with him as he travels the world to view the night sky.

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