Why Binoscopes?

  • Norman Butler
Part of the The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)


Just about all of us enjoy learning about the universe and looking at all of its celestial wonders through a telescope. It can be a lot of fun and educational at the same time. But when it comes to wanting to see more in the night sky than just observing with a single telescope, then that’s when you start to think about getting a bigger telescope or even a big pair of binoculars. Using two eyes to view the universe with is perhaps one of the most satisfying ways to enjoy doing visual astronomy. Using a pair of binoculars can certainly make your observing experience a lot more satisfying. But what about using a binoscope or binocular telescope to observe the heavens with?

Further Reading

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Norman Butler
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  1. 1.TamuningGuam

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