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When we left Earth

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Stargazing with Binoculars

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I recently bought a Astronomical Binocular  from Amazon. Initially I thought I should go for a higher powered one but later realized that this one is optimal.

Just about everyone associates stargazing with telescopes. But even the most experienced backyard astronomer owns binoculars. Why? One reason is that when it comes to having a quick look at the sky, it doesn't get any easier than grabbing your binos . It's as close to instant observing as you can get. The other attraction is that ordinary binoculars take in a lot more sky than most telescopes. For big-picture views. binoculars can't be beat. And there are numerous objects so big you actually need binoculars to see them at their best. For beginners, there's the added appeal of low cost . Decent binoculars are much less expensive than a good starter telescope. Also, unlike telescopes, which yield images that are upside-down or mirror-reversed, the view in binoculars matches the orientation of the real world.

This mea…

Stargazing with Binoculars

Image
I recently bought a Astronomical Binocular  from Amazon. Initially I thought I should go for a higher powered one but later realized that this one is optimal.

Just about everyone associates stargazing with telescopes. But even the most experienced backyard astronomer owns binoculars. Why? One reason is that when it comes to having a quick look at the sky, it doesn't get any easier than grabbing your binos . It's as close to instant observing as you can get. The other attraction is that ordinary binoculars take in a lot more sky than most telescopes. For big-picture views. binoculars can't be beat. And there are numerous objects so big you actually need binoculars to see them at their best. For beginners, there's the added appeal of low cost . Decent binoculars are much less expensive than a good starter telescope. Also, unlike telescopes, which yield images that are upside-down or mirror-reversed, the view in binoculars matches the orientation of the real world.

This mea…