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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These are also some useful wide-field finder photographs.

It has in-depth coverage of deep space objects. The binoculars need not be expensive! 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.

If you need a chart, buy one to accompany this book. These are supplemented throughout the text by many large, clear, more detailed finder charts by Tirion, including double-page maps to magnitude 7.

An important clue that this is something I should be thinking about came when I first observed M97 and M Plus you have the added advantage of seeing the book before you buy it. Imagine walking through such a V-R sim!

The Six-Inch Lunar Atlas: Binoculxr the most pleasurable way of observing celestial objects is with the mind as well as with the eye… Craig Crossen.

Each of us that wants to understand the structure of the cosmos on this level will have to build our own mental model to play with and learn from. It also, eventually, fired the curiosity and the hunger for a more informed and encompassing view of the universe.


Share Share this post on Digg Del. Craig Crossen has contributed articles and reviews to Astronomy magazine since and coauthored the book Sky Vistas. 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 aatronomy seeing in your binoculars.

Being oriented towards readers with relatively modest glasses, Binocular Astronomy tells more about the fewer objects it covers. I started as a purely recreational observer, and stargazing for no more noble purpose than personal aesthetic enjoyment still occupies a lot of time out under the crossej.

Binocular astronomy – Craig Crossen, Wil Tirion – Google Books

The Astronomical League has an observing program for the Local Group and galactic neighborhood, for example. M57 is a bit further, but M56 is way further out, almost a third of way across the galaxy. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Thus this book should be useful even to owners of small richest-field telescopes. 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.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. I illustrated this with a map of our galaxy laser-etched into a cube of crystal. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

Lyra is a good area in which to do this, with objects as close as Vega — a scant 25 light bbinocular away — and as distant as the globular cluster M56, which lies 33, light years away.

IMO Book Review: Binocular Astronomy

Things get better — a bit — when we get beyond our own galaxy and observe others. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Product details Hardcover Publisher: And we need raw material. Everything is potential grist for the mill. This book, Binocular Astronomyis an easy recommendation for all those interested in binocular stargazing. I read the other day that virtual reality may be the cutting edge of computer evolution in upcoming years.


A couple of decades on, I assume that at least some of the information in the book has been superseded by new discoveries. Chalk this up to tiredness — I certainly meant no slight to the other observers and authors who have trod this path before me.

In addition to the or so objects in the book, some of which you will need very dark skies in order to see, Mr. May a thousand gardens grow.

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This is a must have book for the amateur astronomer. There are also resources that address Level 2. Only on occasion the author would write something like “just look 2. There is one book that does address the internal structure of the Milky Way, sstronomy more from an astrophysical than observing perspective.