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Philip's Stargazing with Binoculars By Robin Scagell

Philip's Stargazing with Binoculars

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Binoculars provide a great start in astronomy. Compared with telescopes, they are comparatively cheap and easy to use, they are light and compact. This book reveals what to expect from a pair of binoculars and how to choose the right ones if you are buying for the first time, or up-grading.
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Philip's Stargazing with Binoculars Summary


Philip's Stargazing with Binoculars by Robin Scagell

Binoculars provide a great start in astronomy. Compared with telescopes, they are comparatively cheap and easy to use, they are light and compact, and can be used for many other activities such as bird-watching. But when you are out there on a starry night, how do you know what to look at? Where are the best objects to observe through binoculars? Just how much can you see, and what are the tips and tricks of getting the most out of them?"Philip's Stargazing with Binoculars" reveals what to expect from a pair of binoculars and how to choose the right ones if you are buying for the first time, or up-grading. It gives straightforward explanations of how they work, and how to progress from first-time user to hobby observer. It gives practical help for setting up and using any binoculars, and provides lists of objects to look at with different sizes of binoculars, from both town and country, including the Sun, Moon, planets, comets, asteroids, stars, clusters, variable stars, double stars, novae, nebulae and galaxies.Aimed principally at newcomers to astronomy of all ages, who would like to begin observing for themselves, and perhaps make contact with other amateur observers, "Philip's Stargazing with Binoculars" describes a wide range of binoculars that are internationally available, with examples of objects to observe taken from both northern and southern hemispheres. The guidance given is appropriate for all observing conditions. This brand-new title includes a glossary of technical terms and an index, making it even easier for the beginner to use and understand.

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About Robin Scagell


Philip's publish a wide range of maps and atlases of streets and roads and of the world. They also publish books on astronomy, pocket reference books and encyclopaedias. Their titles reach a range of readerships: adults, children, general reference and educational for secondary and tertiary levels.

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GOR001554623
Philip's Stargazing with Binoculars by Robin Scagell
Robin Scagell
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Octopus Publishing Group
2007-09-01
208
0540090220
9780540090228
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.