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Viewing the Constellations with Binoculars

250+ Wonderful Sky Objects to See and Explore

  • Bojan Kambic

Part of the Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Bojan Kambič
      Pages 21-55
    3. Bojan Kambič
      Pages 57-108
    4. Bojan Kambič
      Pages 109-140
    5. Bojan Kambič
      Pages 157-167
  3. Constellations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Bojan Kambič
      Pages 171-204
    3. Bojan Kambič
      Pages 205-291
    4. Bojan Kambič
      Pages 293-339
    5. Bojan Kambič
      Pages 407-499
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 501-518

About this book

Introduction

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!

Keywords

Amateur Astronomy Celestial mechanics Northern hemisphere observing astronomy constellation maps how to observe the night sky star charts star location maps stargazing guide

Authors and affiliations

  • Bojan Kambic
    • 1
  1. 1.LjubljanaSlovenia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-85355-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-85354-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-85355-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-9756
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