Jul 06 2011

What are astronomy binoculars?

Category: Science


Astronomy BinocularsAstronomy binoculars are a type of celestial viewing device that gives beginning astronomy enthusiasts the ability to see more of the night sky at once. They are similar to a telescope, but unlike a telescope, astronomy binoculars are smaller, have a wider viewing field, and are usually less expensive. They also require very little setup and can be quickly taken out and used for instant viewing. Astronomy binoculars will not provide the magnification levels of a telescope but will give the user the ability to gather more light and see more stars at once. Astronomy binoculars are also typically larger and heavier than terrestrial binoculars so using a tripod is often necessary for steady viewing.

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