Wiley Publications Book: Touring the Universe through Binoculars: A Complete Astronomer's Guidebook by Philip S. Harrington

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Wiley Publications Book: Touring the Universe through Binoculars


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This comprehensive work, Touring the Universe through Binoculars, 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.

Subject Astronomy
Author Philip S. Harrington
Edition Not specified
Hard/Soft Cover Paperback
Pages 304
Dimensions Not specified
Illustrations Yes
ISBN Number 0-471-51337-7
Publisher Wiley
Date Published October 1990
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.1 x 7.1 x 0.9"


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Excellent introduction to Astronomy

By BarnacleBill

from Seacoast of New Hampshire

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  • Deeply Informative
  • Easy To Understand
  • Rich Resource
  • Well Written


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    Comments about Wiley Publications Book: Touring the Universe through Binoculars:

    I already own a very respectable telescope but it requires a lot of effort to lug it to a dark sky site, set it up, etc. Many times in the evening I prefer to just grab my handy binoculars and focus on some beautiful and fascinating sights.
    I bought this book to re-learn some basics and to supplement my casual enjoyment of the night sky. I was not disappointed. If you use this book as a guide you will really learn some Astronomy. This book is not a toy but an easy to understand instruction manual that is fun and interesting.
    Well worth the price!

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