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Binocular Highlights: 99 Celestial Sights for Binocular Users (Sky & Telescope Stargazing) by Gary Seronik
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 6.5" Height: 8.75" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Binding Spiral Bound
Release Date May 1, 2007
Publisher Sky Publishing
ISBN 1931559430 ISBN13 9781931559430
Availability 0 units.
More About Gary Seronik
Gary Seronik is an associate editor at Sky & Telescope magazine where he has authored the magazine's monthly Binocular Highlight column since 1999. An avid stargazer since childhood, Gary began observing the stars with his father's 7 ? 35 binoculars and over the years has built numerous telescopes to suit his astronomical interests. He owns several binoculars and always has at least one with him as he travels the world to view the night sky.
Gary Seronik currently resides in Victoria, BC. Gary Seronik was born in 1961.
Reviews - What do customers think about Binocular Highlights: 99 Celestial Sights for Binocular Users (Sky & Telescope Stargazing)?
Just what we expected. Sep 9, 2008
Binoculars are our start into star gazing. We wanted to try the lesser cost method of viewing the stars before selecting a telescope. This book helps greatly in locating the stars and planets. We plan to purchase a "go to" telescope to take the guess work out of the locating. But for now, this book and our Nikon 10 x 50 binoculars, will suffice.
Good for telescopes, too May 14, 2008
Although the book is aimed at binocular observers, it also makes a nice, portable "best of the sky" guide for people with small telescopes or anyone just starting out with a telescope. It's particularly attractive for those of us who like to take a telescope when we travel. Travel telescopes are usually small, and often we're using them to show the wonders of the sky to interested friends, relatives, or fellow travelers. That means that most of the time we're going to be looking at the best and brightest celestial objects, and the 99 chosen here are a great start for experienced observers and probably all that newcomers will need for a while. The book folds flat and has just one or two objects per page so it's easy to use and not at all intimidating or overwhelming. I like it better as a telescopic observing guide than many of the guides written just for telescope users.
star gazing Apr 7, 2008
I thought it would have information about planets. Very difficult to understand unless you really know what you're doing.
GARY NEEDS GOD! Mar 3, 2008
Read Gary Seronik's introduction only if you've been looking for a reason to commit suicide. "When the view is fine...we are transported far from our daily cares and concerns, into the true vastness and AWFUL INDIFFERENCE of the universe." Then he quotes a Frenchman: "The greatest mystery is not that we have been FLUNG AT RANDOM between the profusion of matter and of the stars, but that within THIS PRISON we can draw from ourselves images powerful enough to DENY OUR NOTHINGNESS." A page and a half into the handbook and I almost want to chuck it--and my binoculars--and my life--out the window! Fortunately, my faith informs me that we have value and meaning and purpose, that our existence is not random, so I guess I'll proceed to page three.
Great Book Feb 25, 2008
This is a great book for anyone interested in what can be observed with binoculars in the skys above. It list object by the seasons of the year , each has a good sky map to find them. It gives good information about what they are and what they look like. It's brief, but covers the objects well, and the book is made to take out with you. Great buy for the money.