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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I would recommend it astronnomy so much as a general guide to binocular observing, but as a first-class deep-sky atlas both for observers with binoculars and those with small telescopes.

Being oriented towards readers with relatively modest glasses, Binocular Astronomy tells more about the fewer objects it covers.

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Posted in Deep sky observingDistancesObserving philosophy. I am considering buying this book. It also does a good job of going much deeper into the science in astronomy – for example, explaining how the temperature ranges of stars influences the colours you’ll be seeing in your binoculars.

Binocular Astronomy and a pair of binoculars are all you need to begin observing the night sky — stars, open and globular clusters, bright and dark nebulae, galaxies, and much more. I would have left those constellations out of the book altogether, making room for more material for those constellations rich in binocular objects.

Crossen describes about interesting objects at some length, weaving in not just their visual appearance but often their astrophysical significance and observational history, including a lot of constellation lore.

One person found this helpful. Showing of 14 reviews. For me the binocular setup I have right now is the ultimate grab and go system for me. While there is great aesthetic beauty in the night sky, there is also the Science of Astronomy.


I plan on adding this book to my continuously growing astronomy library. It is considered a recommended classic by most amateurs. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

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Here are two objects of roughly equal brightness, easily framed in the same field of view in binoculars and telescopes, that are in fact at vastly different scales and distances. Notify me of new posts via email. A Crosen Guide to Viewing the Universe. Mike Taylor on My meteorites: Results 1 to 5 of 5.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. You don ‘ t have to buy an atlas. Serviss published Astronomy with an Opera-Glassa little book celebrating the usefulness of modest, everyday optical aids. In contrast, the globular clusters in Sagittarius, Scorpio, and Ophiuchus actually are related to the galactic center — they are swinging astrohomy it, like comets sweeping past the Sun, on incredibly long, elliptical orbits that carry them tens or hundreds of thousands of light years out into the galactic halo.

Asyronomy from and sold by Brendons. Also included are 25 photographs most are wide field and 40 Tables.

I see these approaches as complementary rather than conflicting. It has in-depth coverage of deep space objects. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Those and this book helped me along nicely from early stages to what I’d term “advanced beginner” sky knowledge with a very nice tailoring to those using binos.

Other sections have appreciably more objects and lend a substantive quality to the book. Binocular Astronomy by Crossen and Tirion. Though most asttronomy are intended for binoculad view, I was constantly thinking, as I read it, that there are so many objects I’d like to check out in the telescope, too.


In addition to the or so objects in the book, some of which you will need very dark skies in order to see, Mr. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Others go unmentioned because they are too large. Exactly years ago a New York newspaperman named Garrett P. No need to carry two books into the field, a reference book and a star atlas, when this book has both all in one package for you.

What I am writing about now is something that started out as an uncomfortable feeling that I was missing out on something, then grew to become an interest and a motivation, and has finally come to be the framework in which I think. The attention to detail in the observing information bears the hallmark of one who really knows his way around the sky.

These are also some useful wide-field finder photographs. Matt Wedel on My meteorites: Learn more about Amazon Prime. Journal of British Astronomical Association. In my opinion, this is a major strength for owning this book. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. It uses galactic coords to produce an orthographic view of the Messier objects similar to your sketch. I illustrated this with a map of our galaxy laser-etched into a cube of crystal.

It is one of the few astronomy books that contain chapters that presents the night sky by seasonal galactic longitude.