Dedicated to Binocular Astronomy

Steve Tonkin explains why Binoculars are so good for Astronomy
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Binocular Astronomy, 2nd Edition


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 March 26: Transient Objects Updated with Comet C/2012X1 (LINEAR)

2014 March 26: Transient Objects Updated with April's lunar occultations

2014 March 26: The Binocular Sky Newsletter, April 2014 is now available

2014 February 27: The Binocular Sky Newsletter, March 2014 is now available

2014 February 14: Added a Manual for the Weifeng-Ningbo Trigger-Grip Ball-Head