The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series

Viewing the Constellations with Binoculars

250+ Wonderful Sky Objects to See and Explore

Authors: Kambic, Bojan

  • This text is entirely self-contained and detailed. Readers need only a pair of binoculars—no other astronomical books, atlases or computer programs are necessary . . . nothing!
  • The concise and easy-to-understand introduction to astronomy makes any previous knowledge of astronomy unnecessary
  • Activities included will hone the observing skills of more amateur and practical astronomers and provide many nights of entertainment
  • Numerous high-quality black and white illustrations guide inexperienced amateurs and help them become adept at locating objects
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About this book

The night sky is filled with stellar wonders, sparkling jewels that hide within them fantastic faraway suns. The ancients saw pictures formed by the stars and thus were born the constellations, which are still used today to identify and locate stars.

 

After providing enough background information on astronomy to arm you for your trip, Bojan Kambic leads you through the major constellations seen in the northern skies, pointing out the most important sites and guiding you to finding them yourself using mainly just binoculars. You will soon find yourself becoming familiar with the best equipment to use, the best times to observe, and the best conditions in which to observe. You will also soon find yourself at home among the stars, seeking out new challenges and enjoying repeated visits with old friends.

 

The pleasure and satisfaction you will derive from some inexpensive equipment and a good viewing site will surprise you and make you want to do more. For all this, let Kambic be your guide, and you won’t be disappointed!

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This volume is so crammed with information that the index is a very welcome addition. … This provides you with a rich background about objects you can see … . It … deals with the constellations, giving charts, photos and informative text describing the binocular delights within.” (Mark Parrish, Sky at Night Magazine, April, 2010)

“Book such as this , subtitled ‘250+ wonderful sky objects to see and explore’ , will attract the attention of many a skygazer. … I expect that many potential readers will wonder, as I did, how much of this material is truly necessary in a book supposedly aimed at users of 10 × 50 binoculars. … It is undoubtedly an impressive achievement … . As if to underline this, the book ends with a list of basic objects for beginners … .” (Ian Ridpath, The Observatory, Vol. 130, August, 2010)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • About Binoculars (And Everything Connected to Them)

    Kambič, Bojan

    Pages 3-20

  • Celestial Mechanics

    Kambič, Bojan

    Pages 21-55

  • Those Wonderful Distant Suns

    Kambič, Bojan

    Pages 57-108

  • Nonstellar Objects

    Kambič, Bojan

    Pages 109-140

  • Using Models to Understand Our Place in Space and Time

    Kambič, Bojan

    Pages 141-156

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-387-85355-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $39.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-85354-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Viewing the Constellations with Binoculars
Book Subtitle
250+ Wonderful Sky Objects to See and Explore
Authors
Series Title
The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-85355-0
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-85355-0
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-85354-3
Series ISSN
1431-9756
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 510
Number of Illustrations and Tables
204 b/w illustrations
Topics