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Touring the Universe Through Binoculars: A Complete Astronomer's Guidebook (Wiley Science Editions)

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This comprehensive work takes you on a personal tour of the universe using nothing more than a pair of binoculars. More comprehensive than any book currently available, it starts with Earth's nearest neighbor, the moon, and then goes on to explore each planet in the solar system, asteroids, meteors, comets and the sun. Following this, the reader is whisked away into deep space to explore celestial bodies including stars that are known and many sights less familiar. The final chapter includes a detailed atlas of deep-sky objects visible through binoculars. The appendices include guidance on how to buy, care for and maintain astronomical binoculars, tips and hints on using them, and detailed information on several home-made binocular mounts.

Synopsis:

This comprehensive work takes you on a personal tour of the universe using nothing more than a pair of binoculars. More comprehensive than any book currently available, it starts with Earth's nearest neighbor, the moon, and then goes on to explore each planet in the solar system, asteroids, meteors, comets and the sun. Following this, the reader is whisked away into deep space to explore celestial bodies including stars that are known and many sights less familiar. The final chapter includes a detailed atlas of deep-sky objects visible through binoculars. The appendices include guidance on how to buy, care for and maintain astronomical binoculars, tips and hints on using them, and detailed information on several home-made binocular mounts.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-286) and index.

Table of Contents

Why Binoculars?.

The Moon.

The Planets.

Minor Members of the Solar System.

The Sun.

Stellar Happenings.

A Survey of the Night Sky.

Appendices.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471513377
Author:
Harrington, Phillip S.
Author:
Harrington, Philip S.
Author:
Harrington, Phillip S.
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Star Observation
Subject:
Observers' manuals
Subject:
Binoculars
Subject:
Astronomy -- Observers' manuals.
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Subject:
Astronomy | Astrophysics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
Wiley Science Editions
Series Volume:
79
Publication Date:
19901018
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in

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"Synopsis" by , This comprehensive work takes you on a personal tour of the universe using nothing more than a pair of binoculars. More comprehensive than any book currently available, it starts with Earth's nearest neighbor, the moon, and then goes on to explore each planet in the solar system, asteroids, meteors, comets and the sun. Following this, the reader is whisked away into deep space to explore celestial bodies including stars that are known and many sights less familiar. The final chapter includes a detailed atlas of deep-sky objects visible through binoculars. The appendices include guidance on how to buy, care for and maintain astronomical binoculars, tips and hints on using them, and detailed information on several home-made binocular mounts.
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