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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 both the 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.
From reviews of previous editions: ' … 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 … I can think of no better gift than a pair of binoculars and a copy of this excellent book.' Brian Kelly, The Observatory
' … 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
'… a useful beginner's guide to the binocular.' Sky and Telescope
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