2 comments on “Binoculars!

  1. Great! I like binoculars for the observation of variables, in fact I have, in total, made more observations with my binoculars than with telescopes. They are quicker, at least for me, than telescopes, so I get more observations done.

    Good selection of stars! As you say, you’ll be able to cover their whole range of variation. Also, there are almost always a couple of miras close to max that can be observed with binoculars. I follow T Cep, R Dra, R And, R Tri, R Aql, chi Cyg thorugh max using binos.

    Good luck with your new instrument! Hope you’ll get some dark skies. What latitude are you at? I’m in southern Sweden at 55degrees 42′.

    /Gustav

    • Hello Gustav and thanks for comment! Yes, there are more miras that are best observed with binoculars around their maximum. During last observing season, I was still observing mira -stars with a telescope, but because I live in an apartment house, it is quite difficult for me to get myself observing with telescope. That’s why I bought binoculars, now I can observe even from my balcony! Luckily I have pretty dark skies here, NELM is usually about 5,3-5,5. I’m living and observing in Turku (Åbo på svenska), Southwestern Finland at latitude 60. The sky is still too light for any serious observing, but it’s getting darker in late July.

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