By Robert Bruce Thompson, Barbara Fritchman Thompson
Why use the normal method of examine the celebs for those who can flip desktops, hand held units, and telescopes into out-of-this-world stargazing instruments? even if you're a primary timer or a complicated hobbyist, you'll locate Astronomy Hacks either beneficial and enjoyable. From upgrading your optical finder to photographing stars, this ebook is the appropriate cosmic companion.
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Many observers who routinely wear contact lenses find them unsuitable for astronomical observing and so wear their glasses instead. If you intend to buy a binocular to use while wearing contact lenses, try using another binocular first while wearing your contacts. Field of view Field of view (FoV) quantifies the angular range of the image visible in the binocular eyepieces. FoV is determined by the optical design of the binocular, including its focal length and the type of eyepieces used. FoV Chapter 1, Getting Started | 31 #8 HACK #8 Choose the Best Binocular may be specified in two ways.
All other things being equal, a binocular with a FoV on the low end of our recommend range will probably provide better edge performance and eye relief than a similar model with a wider field. High-end binoculars can push the limits by using complex (and expensive) eyepiece designs that provide wider fields while maintaining optical quality and long eye relief. Interpupilary distance Interpupilary distance is the distance between the centers of your two pupils. Standard binoculars are adjustable to accommodate different interpupilary distances, typically within a range of 60mm to 75mm.
In freezing temperatures, thin gloves keep your skin from freezing to eyepieces and other metal objects. For cold weather observing, supplement or replace the thin gloves or glove liners with heavy gloves or mittens. 10 | Chapter 1, Getting Started HACK Stay Warm Mittens are warmer than gloves but are cumbersome when you are handling equipment or jotting down something in your observing log. We found the best of both worlds in the hybrid fingerless glove/mittens shown in Figure 1-1. When you’re writing in your observing log or otherwise need your fingers unencumbered, you simply flip up the mitten pouch portion to expose your fingers.