Dedicated to Binocular Astronomy


Excerpts from Steve Tonkin's Binocular Astronomy talk
(Taken impromptu on a cheap point-and-shoot camera, so quality leaves a lot to be desired!)


Steve Tonkin explains why Binoculars are so good for Astronomy
(Seeing Stars Live interview on Castledown Radio)
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The Binocular Sky exists to help you get the best out of your astronomical binoculars. From understanding binocular basics, through choosing the binocular that is right for you, to suggestions of objects to observe, the Binocular Sky has it all. The Binocular Sky is frequently updated, to ensure that the information is current. I try to be very responsive to requests and suggestions from my readers. Please look around; if you like what you see, please tell others and/or link to it. If not, please tell me!

Please also see my companion website for general astronomy, including courses and online tutorials, The Astronomical Unit.


Recent Updates

2014 Oct 01: The Binocular Sky Newsletter, October 2014 is now available

2014 Sep 21: Choosing Binoculars updated.

2014 Sep 02: The Object of the Month for September is the open cluster, IC 1396. Also enjoy the Garnet Star while you are in the region!

2014 Aug 31: Choosing Binoculars and Mounting Binoculars updated with reasonably priced P-mounts

2014 Aug 31: Transient Phenomena updated with September's Comets adn Occultations

2014 Aug 30: The Binocular Sky Newsletter, September 2014 is now available