The binocular is not limited to being a beginner’s instrument and a subordinate adjunct to a telescope, but is an exceptionally valuable astronomical instrument in its own right. Find out how to choose and use binoculars for deep sky observing: discover what makes a good (or bad!) binocular, distinguish between valuable information and advertising hype, and learn how to optimise your observing experience.
Steve writes the Binocular Tour section in the Sky at Night magazine and has published a book on “Binocular Astronomy” now in it’s 2nd edition. Steve’s talk is very hands-on so don’t forget to have your binoculars and a torch at hand for his talk.
There will be short break after Steve’s talk which will be followed by an astronomy news update by Gordon Ewen.
The meeting will be held using Zoom.