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Binoculars On The Sky

Those new to astronomy are often given the advice, "Get binoculars first." And then they are left to... what? Scan around and hope to find... something? That's unfortunate. I think a little guidane is necessary, especially when the first thing most people think of for amateur astronomy is a telescope. 

This list seeks to change that. While this list is one I have compiled, and will get larger over time, I have already made many YouTube videos on how to see some of the best objects in the night sky that are best viewed with binoculars! 

So while I do not have the total set of pages ready (yet!), these will give the beginner astronomer a really good start with a low-cost set of optics like binoculars. In this way, not only can they learn the night sky, they can actually find and see interesting things too. And if you need some assistance on the purchasing side, here's a guide to choosing binoculars for astronomy

The (currently truncated) Binoculars On The Sky Catalog! 

Clicking on each link at present will take you directly to a previous YouTube video I created to show how to find these objects. 


Best in autumn evenings

Messier 31 - The Andromeda Galaxy


The Double Cluster


The Alpha Persei Cluster


Best in winter evenings


The Pleiades open star cluster


The Hyades open star cluster


Collinder 70 in Orion


The Orion Nebula (Messier 42)


Best in spring evenings


The Beehive Cluster (Messier 44)


The Coma Berenices Cluster (Melotte 111)


Mizar/Alcor double star in Ursa Major


Best in summer evenings


IC4665 - the "HI"! Cluster


The Butterfly Cluster (M6) and Ptolemy Cluster (M7)