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I can thoroughly recommend this book
on 6 April 2015
If you are a binoc-owning beginner (I'm not a complete novice, as it happens, but getting back into astronomy after a few years), I can thoroughly recommend this book. I'd previously bought the Tonkin book (see my review) and I rate this as a far better buy for the inexperienced observer. The book is written in an entertaining, almost colloquial way and doesn't go into esoteric detail about the anatomy of binoculars, unlike its competitor, but offers plain, useful advice about choosing, using and maintaining your investment.
I particularly liked the honesty about trying to use binoculars for astrophotography "don't bother" - the main exception being the moon, good results being obtainable with a bit of care.
Only small gripe is that the star maps could have been better (a little lacking in detail for me, although others may disagree), which is why I give
4 stars not 5.