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Exploring the Night Sky with Binoculars By Patrick Moore

Exploring the Night Sky with Binoculars by Patrick Moore

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Summary

Patrick Moore's painstakingly researched Exploring the Night Sky with Binoculars will help and encourage both casual and serious observers of our awe-inspiring universe. Sections on basic astronomy, selection of binoculars, detailed constellation maps and descriptions of stars, comets and galaxies are included in this beautifully illustrated manual.

Exploring the Night Sky with Binoculars Summary

Exploring the Night Sky with Binoculars by Patrick Moore

On a clear, starry night, the jewelled beauty and unimaginable immensity of our Universe is awe-inspiring. Star-gazing with binoculars is rewarding and may begin a lifelong hobby! Patrick Moore has painstakingly researched Exploring the Night Sky with Binoculars to describe how to use binoculars for astronomical observation. He explains basic astronomy and the selection of binoculars, then discusses the stars, clusters, nebulae and galaxies that await the observer. The sky seen from northern and southern hemispheres is charted season by season, with detailed maps of all the constellations. The reader can also observe the Sun, Moon, planets, comets and meteors. With many beautiful illustrations, this handbook will be helpful and encouraging to casual observers and those cultivating a more serious interest. The enjoyment of amateur astronomy is now available to everybody.

Exploring the Night Sky with Binoculars Reviews

'... a useful beginner's guide to the binocular sky.' Sky and Telescope 'Binocular astronomy is currently enjoying something of a renaissance, so it is a pleasure to see this new edition of Patrick Moore's super book, which helped usher in the new era when it was originally published in 1987. Since then, this has been the introduction to the night sky that I've recommended more than any other ... If you know of someone whose enthusiasm for the night sky has been inspired, perhaps by recent views of Comet Hyakutake, I can think of no better gift than a pair of binoculars and a copy of this excellent book.' Brian Kelly, The Observatory
'This book would be a good buy for someone new to astronomy as it covers all aspects of observational work at a fairly basic level and would continue to be a useful information source for many years to come.' Linda Roberton, Astronomy Now
'This is the third edition of this useful book ... It is written in Patrick Moore's well-known, easy-to-read, personal style ... This book is a good general introduction to the night sky using binoculars and it should encourage the reader to go and look for themselves.' Alan Dowdell, Webb Society Reviews

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 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; A note on metrication; Index.

Additional information

GOR002714865
Exploring the Night Sky with Binoculars by Patrick Moore
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Cambridge University Press
1996-02-23
224
0521554926
9780521554923
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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