Exploring the Night Sky with Binoculars

Exploring the Night Sky with Binoculars

by Patrick Moore

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521793902
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/15/2014
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 212
Sales rank: 700,639
Product dimensions: 6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.39(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Preface to the third edition; 1. The night sky; 2. Binoculars of many kinds; 3. Among the stars; 4. Double stars and variable stars; 5. Clusters, nebulae and galaxies; 6. Stars of the seasons; 7. The constellations; 8. The sun and its eclipses; 9. Lunar landscapes; 10. The planets; 11. Comets and shooting stars; 12. Summing-up; Appendices; Bibliography; A note on metrication.

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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

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