Binocular Highlights is a tour of 109 different celestial sightsfrom 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 stargazers know, to go beyond the naked-eye sky and delve deep into the universe, all you need is a pair of binocularseven the ones hanging unused in your closet. If you don't own any, Binocular Highlights explains what to look for when choosing binoculars for stargazing and provides observing tips for uses of these portable and versatile mini-telescopes.
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This is a wonderful book for people who want to begin astronomical observing. It is designed for people who are using binoculars - the first chapter is titled "Choosing Binoculars - it is a discussion of the kinds of binoculars you might want to buy and why. But it is also a good book for people who have a small telescope, because these objects are bright enough to be seen by smaller instruments. In this edition there are 109 objects, and each one has a page devoted to it, with a chart showing how to find the object, and then a description of it and some details about the object, as well as some tips about observing with binoculars in general.