Binocular Stargazing

Author: Michael D. Reynolds

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811731362

Category: Nature

Page: 228

View: 461


Many Stargazers Assume They Must Invest Hundreds or even thousands of dollars in equipment before they can enjoy the wonders of the night sky. The truth is, though, that all you need is a simple pair of binoculars. This handy guide explains how to choose binoculars and use them to observe everything from comets to solar eclipses. Ideal for amateur astronomers of all ages, Binocular Stargazing is the perfect way to see the night sky through new eyes.

Binocular Astronomy

Author: Stephen Tonkin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 184628788X

Category: Science

Page: 284

View: 5737


This book contains everything an astronomer needs to know about binocular observing. The book takes an in-depth look at the instruments themselves. It has sections on evaluating and buying binoculars and binocular telescopes, their care, mounting, and accessories. In addition there is a selection of fifty fine objects to be seen with 50mm and 100mm binoculars. The advantages of using both eyes for astronomical observing are many and considerable, largely because of the way the human brain processes visual information. This book enables the astronomer to maximize those advantages.

NightWatch

Author: Terence Dickinson

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 1552093026

Category: Nature

Page: 180

View: 3544


Offers advice on observing the stars and constellations, discusses useful equipment, and includes information on the moon, comets, eclipses, and planets

Stargazing For Dummies

Author: Steve Owens

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118411579

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 9569


Reach for the stars Stargazing is the practice of observing the night sky and itscontents - from constellations through to planets and galaxies.Stars and other night sky objects can be seen with the naked eye,or seen in greater numbers and in more detail with binoculars or atelescope. Stargazing For Dummies offers you the chance to explorethe night sky, providing a detailed guide to the mainconstellations and also offering advice on viewing other night skyobjects such as planets and nebulae. It's a great introduction to afun new hobby, and even provides a fun way to get the kids outsidewhile doing something educational! Gives you an introduction to looking at the sky with binocularsor a telescope Offers advice on photographing the night sky Without needing to get your head around mind-bending theories,you can take part in some practical physics If you're looking for easy-to-follow guidance on getting to knowthe night sky, Stargazing For Dummies has you covered.

Sport Optics

Author: Alan R. Hale

Publisher: Alan R. Hale, Hale Optics

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 182

View: 2940


Sport Optics is a helpful guide for purchasers of binoculars, riflescopes, and spotting scopes for use in hunting, bird watching, astronomy, nature viewing, and other hobbies. The book helps one make the correct purchasing decision after considering the various optical parameters with the intended use for the product. The author has been in the optical industry for over 50 years selling and designing optical instruments and intimately knows optics.

Binocular Astronomy

Author: Craig Crossen,Wil Tirion

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 214

View: 6816


Building and Using Binoscopes

Author: Norman Butler

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319076892

Category: Science

Page: 342

View: 2668


Provides easy to understand information and guidelines about the design and construction of binoscopes Focusing on both homemade and commercial products, this book provides the reader with simple and straightforward information about the modelling and building of binoscopes. Binoscopes can be thought of as binoculars enlarged to the size of telescopes: essentially, a combination of the two. Constructing a binoscope is easier than most people think, but it still demands attention to detail and proper background knowledge. The author goes on to provide additional information about how to understand the products currently on the market, should the reader choose to purchase a binoscope instead of building one. Lastly, the book also compares binoscopes with telescopes in great detail, outlining the differences the reader can expect to see in the night sky from using both. The celestial views obtained with a binoscope, compared to a single telescope of the same aperture, are a very different experience and well worth the effort.

Astronomy Hacks

Author: Robert Bruce Thompson,Barbara Fritchman Thompson

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449329934

Category: Nature

Page: 412

View: 3169


Astronomy Hacks begins the space exploration by getting you set up with the right equipment for observing and admiring the stars in an urban setting. Along for the trip are first rate tips for making most of observations. The hacks show you how to: Dark-Adapt Your Notebook Computer. Choose the Best Binocular. Clean Your Eyepieces and Lenses Safely. Upgrade Your Optical Finder. Photograph the Stars with Basic Equipment.

Grab 'n' Go Astronomy

Author: Neil English

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 149390826X

Category: Science

Page: 245

View: 5069


Like everyone else, most amateur astronomers live busy lives. After a long day or work or looking after young children, the last thing you want as an observer is to have to lug out a large telescope and spend an hour getting it ready before it can be used. Maybe you are going on vacation somewhere in the countryside where there are sure to be dark skies, but you don’t necessarily want astronomy to dominate the trip. Or suppose you are not quite committed to owning a large telescope, but curious enough to see what a smaller, portable setup can accomplish. These are times when a small “grab ’n’ go” telescope, or even a pair of binoculars, is the ideal instrument. And this book can guide you in choosing and best utilizing that equipment. What makes a telescope fall into the “grab ’n’ go” category? That’s easy – speed of setting up, ease of use, and above all, portability. In Part I of this book, we survey the various types of equipment, including accessories and mounts, that are available, and what it is best for what kind of viewing. Part II is about using your grab ’n’ go telescope to visit a wealth and wide variety of objects. There are chapters on solar, lunar and planetary observing, as well as descriptions of many deep sky objects, including double and variable stars, planetary, emission and reflection nebulae, open and globular clusters and distant galaxies. This ambitious text is dedicated to those who love to or – because of their limited time – must observe the sky at a moment’s notice, whether from the comfort of a backyard or while on business or vacation far from home. Everything you need to know is here. So get started!.