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on April 3, 2017
Excellent review and text.
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on February 15, 2013
I have both the Kindle and paperback editions of this book, and I give it credit for being the only Kindle book I could find on binocular stargazing! There is a lot of interesting "backstory" information on binocular design and evolution, how our eyes work for stargazing, and practical tips for working with binoculars. Makes for interesting reading, and includes stuff I've not seen in other astronomy books. The charts and graphics are easier to read in the paperback version, and I appreciated having all the binocular targets listed by season and constellation. Makes preparing an evening's "hit list" much easier.

The star charts are in circular frames, rather than rectangles, which I've not seen before and rather like. You don't "see" rectangles with binoculars, you "see" things in a circular frame, after all. The angular diameter of the circular frame is several times wider than a binocular field of view, to cover an entire constellation, for instance, but it still gives the feeling of looking through binoculars, rather than a "star chart."

The book also provides guidance on observing programs and resources to help you go deeper into the practice of binocular stargazing.

This is a book I will be using over and over, and I think it's a good addition to anyone's astronomy library.
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on July 2, 2017
Dr. Reynolds provides a great guide for getting to know the night sky.
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on September 15, 2013
This book tells you all about binoculars - how they are made, different types, which ones are good for astronomy, and the benefits and joys of using binoculars for star gazing. It has information on lunar and solar observing, information on stars, and discusses objects that you can target during each season of the year. The book is illustrated with diagrams and pictures. The back of the book contains appendices that include the Messier objects, observing programs, and examples of how to keep logs, to name a few. This is a well thought-out book that is enjoyable to read and has lots of information. Take advantage of the "Look Inside!" feature!
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on July 12, 2014
Great information! Helps one use theirs binoculars - much easier to watch the sky - in place of a simple telescope.
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on January 8, 2015
Superb book. I went with an Amateur Astronomy theme for Christmas for my girlfriend, and we've used the book to prepare for our future outings. I will provide updates as we use it during better weather (It's been too cloudy for the comet this week) but the information I've gleaned from this book has been priceless.
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on January 10, 2015
Solid companion guide to a novice stargazer. Gives good information and good knowledge.
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on March 7, 2013
The book is very informative and easy to read. It keeps things simple, so the average person can follow and enjoy. I was very pleased with it and would recommend it to others interested in stargazing.
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on November 18, 2014
Useful guide to the sky, plus much useful general information.
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on April 29, 2013
What a nice book. It was perfect. There was absolutely nothing wrong with this book. It came on time. It came sooner than i expected.
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