Observing Variable Stars with Binoculars
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A good pair of binoculars is one of the most underrated pieces of equipment available to any observer. It may seem strange that variable stars can be observed in such equipment, but a good pair of binoculars will reveal much more than a poor telescope. It cannot be stressed sufficiently; invest in a good pair of binoculars rather than a cheap telescope. Binoculars are monetarily cheaper than a telescope. Even better, they can be used in the day as well as the night, whereas a telescope for astronomical use does not have this advantage.