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Swithin StCleeve

star maps for binocular astronomy?

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BinocularSky    1,798
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16 hours ago, Swithin StCleeve said:

Would you expect to find most of the objects that are in the Sky at Night maps, with 8x40s?

Short answer: Yes.

TL;DNR version: I am aware that a lot of what people think are 10x50s are, in fact, internally stopped to 10x42 or less (one was 10x39!), and the 15x70s are often stopped to 15x62. Also, experience and reasonably good skies aid my observations (and deteriorating eyesight hinders them).  For this reason, I check all the "10x50" objects with 42mm or less (nowadays usually 6.5x32) and the "15x70" objects with 50mm or less. However, I may use the appropriate magnification for e.g. splitting doubles.

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That's a really useful resource, thanks Steve (I finally had chance to have a good look at it today).

When did the 'Binocular Tour' feature start in the Sky at Night magazine? I think the earliest I have is June 2017.

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BinocularSky    1,798
On 10/04/2018 at 19:26, Swithin StCleeve said:

When did the 'Binocular Tour' feature start in the Sky at Night magazine?

April 2013.

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On 4/2/2018 at 21:24, Swithin StCleeve said:

I noticed in the Sky at Night magazine, Steven Tonkins does a 'binocular tour' every month. I don't subscribe, (I've always bought Astronomy Now), but I think I may start getting Sky at Night regularly, because his binocular sky maps are pretty fantastic.

The bonus content has black on white printable maps.

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