Exploring the Night Sky with Binoculars

Exploring the Night Sky with Binoculars

by Patrick Moore
     
 

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Patrick Moore describes how to explore the stars, the constellations, the seasonal changes of the sky, the Moon and comets, without buying an expensive telescope. This guide is therefore an ideal start to conducting a personal tour of the universe and its contents.

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Patrick Moore describes how to explore the stars, the constellations, the seasonal changes of the sky, the Moon and comets, without buying an expensive telescope. This guide is therefore an ideal start to conducting a personal tour of the universe and its contents.

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A very useful guide<-->especially for semi-experienced observers who are interested in variable and double stars. Northern and southern constellations are listed alphabetically; each includes a b&w diagram and 500 words or so about features which can be observed with binoculars. Moore, a distinguished author of more than 70 astronomy books, includes information about choosing binoculars, seasonal star maps, and an extensive chapter on the moon with a dozen b&w photos showing its different phases. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"...a useful beginner's guide to the binocular sky." Sky & Telescope

"...a very practical guide, explaining clearly what may be observed with binoculars in the sky at night." Physics Bulletin

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521555388
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/23/1996
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
221
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range:
15 - 17 Years

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From the Publisher
"...a useful beginner's guide to the binocular sky." Sky & Telescope

"...a very practical guide, explaining clearly what may be observed with binoculars in the sky at night." Physics Bulletin

Meet the Author

Patrick Moore, host of the monthly television show The Sky at Night since 1957, is a distinguished and prolific author of more than 70 astronomy books. He has served as President of the British Astronomical Association. His contributions to the public understanding of astronomy have been marked by special awards from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, the Italian Astronomical Society, and the Royal Astronomical Society. Patrick Moore is a great enthusiast, always encouraging anyone with an interest in the night sky to get out and observe.

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