Stargazing With Binoculars

Stargazing With Binoculars

by Robin Scagell, David Frydman
     
 

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"A serious contender for the title of best all-around introduction to binocular astronomy." -- Sky and Telescope (on the first edition)
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"A serious contender for the title of best all-around introduction to binocular astronomy." -- Sky and Telescope (on the first edition)

Editorial Reviews

Sunday Herald
It's hard to go wrong with a Firefly book, and this one is no exception... The book is packed with text, photographs, charts and diagrams.
American Profile
You don't need a fancy, expensive telescope to enjoy the twinkly treasures of the nighttime sky.
— Neil Pond
Mobile Press-Register
What distinguishes this volume aren't the charts but rather the practical advice and clear instruction.
— John Sledge
American Profile - Neil Pond
You don't need a fancy, expensive telescope to enjoy the twinkly treasures of the nighttime sky. This handy, compact guide offers practical advice on buying the right kind of binoculars for stargazing, dozens of charts and graphs, and a bounty of tips on observing -- and contemplating -- the moon, planets, comets, asteroids, nebulas and other celestial bodies that come out after the sun goes down.
Mobile Press-Register - John Sledge
[Review of earlier edition:] What distinguishes this volume aren't the charts but rather the practical advice and clear instruction.
Sky and Telescope
[Review of earlier edition:] A serious contender for the title of best all-around introduction to binocular astronomy.
Cottage Life
[Review of earlier edition:] Astronomy is cooler than birdwatching and a lot less creepy than spying on your cottage neighbours. Get started with this beginner's guide, newly updated and revised.
From the Publisher
[Review of earlier edition:] You don't need a fancy, expensive telescope to enjoy the twinkly treasures of the nighttime sky. This handy, compact guide offers practical advice on buying the right kind of binoculars for stargazing, dozens of charts and graphs, and a bounty of tips on observing -- and contemplating -- the moon, planets, comets, asteroids, nebulas and other celestial bodies that come out after the sun goes down.
Coalition for Space Exploration.com
[Review of earlier edition:] This is a handy-dandy guide to heavenly viewing by using--what the authors dub--"the poor person's telescope." ....This 208-page book is packed with easy to use star maps, as well as a month-by-month guide to the best objects to study. So latch onto a copy of the practical guide and step outside for a sky full of enjoyment.
The Cottager - Bruce Owen
This easy-to-follow guide tells you how to really see the stars, where to look and what you're actually looking at. It also offers practical tips on what equipment to purchase and how to use it to get the most of your new hobby, be it on the deck, dock or beach.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554078219
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
01/23/2011
Edition description:
Second Edition, Updated and Revised
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.50(d)

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