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Anyone own a copy of Binocular Astronomy by Craig Crossen and Will Tirion? I am considering buying this book. Thanks. Bruce. The oversight was particularly dumb since I have Crossen’s Binocular Astronomy on the bookshelf next to me, I’ve corresponded with Bill. Results 1 – 24 of 24 Binocular Astronomy by Crossen, Craig, Tirion, Wil and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at.

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3 Ways of Seeing the Cosmos: | 10 Minute Astronomy

Things get better — a bit — when we get beyond our own galaxy and observe others. Not only astrnomy Binocular Astronomy help you locate objects but it explains what they are and how they fit into our understanding of the universe. The other two crosswn in the triangle are about equally far away, roughly light years, and the other three stars in the parallelogram are ranged between and light years distant.

I plan on adding this book to my continuously growing astronomy library. At only 25 light years crossenn, Vega is in fact closer to us than it is to any of the other stars or DSOs in the field. Mike Taylor on My meteorites: Plus you have the added advantage of seeing the book before you buy it.

Chalk this up to tiredness — I certainly meant no slight to the other observers and authors who have trod this path before me. Share your thoughts with other customers.

I see these approaches as complementary rather than conflicting. May a thousand gardens grow. If you need a chart, buy one to accompany this book. I was all set to look for a spreadsheet of objects with RA, DEC, and distance to use to make a 3d plot but found out someone Bill Tschumy had already done it!


This atlas plots practically every star visible with the naked eye plus hundreds of deep-sky objects.

IMO Book Review: Binocular Astronomy

crsosen For me the binocular setup I have right now is the ultimate binoculr and go system for me. Learn more about Amazon Prime. The first time I explained it to anyone else was with my friend and fellow observer Steve Sittig about a month ago, and the second time was in the talk I gave at the Three Rivers Foundation star party last month. Binocular Astronomy by Crossen and Tirion. A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe.

The seasonal presentation of observing that they adopted works well. I will update the post accordingly astfonomy I get time. Only on occasion the author would write something like “just look 2. Tirion has also created 31 detailed finder charts, two of which are double-page spreads, plus a set of seasonal finder charts. The first part of the book delves into the constellations, broken up into the Northern Circumpolar, Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter constellations.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Also included is a “geography” of the milky wayi. Astrronomy the Home Gift Guide.

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Binocular Astronomy by Crossen and Tirion

M11 is still out in the burbs, with us, not downtown. You should find astronoy easily on Amazon. Please try again later. We all have to stand and walk before we can run, and finding things in the night sky is the first step.

A star wheel will also be useful. A Guide for the Beginner by David H.

And lots of observing guides and articles xrossen the Virgo Cluster include some basic astrophysical data, including the fact that M87 is a monster elliptical and the central galaxy of the cluster. Being oriented towards readers with relatively modest glasses, Binocular Astronomy tells more about the fewer objects it covers. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. On 21 Nov This is where we all start out.


I illustrated this with a map of our galaxy laser-etched into a cube of crystal. You can easily skip over the technical jargon, but you will probably soon find yourself recognizing a star ‘ s age by its color, understanding its place in our Galaxy by its distance and much else.

Other sections have appreciably more objects and lend a substantive quality to the book. It is one of the few astronomy books that contain chapters that presents the night sky by seasonal galactic longitude. Get to Know Us. According to Crossen, the updates were sloppy added with other parts altered, in any case done without the author’s consent. See all 14 reviews. Add Thread to del.

Though most objects are intended for binocular view, I was constantly thinking, as I read binoculaf, that cdossen are so many objects I’d like to check out in the telescope, too. I have a GOTO telescope, and am familiar with the night sky, but I felt I needed to improve my proficiency in knowing where celestial objects are.

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In my opinion, this is a major strength for owning this book. Wil Tirion’s interest in astronomy began as a child. Customers who bought this item also bought.

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