Whether you are a star-hopping newbie or serious astronomer, no night-sky viewing session would be complete without a set of quality binoculars designed for astronomical use.
Binoculars are basically two low-power refracting telescopes that are mounted together. Unlike telescopes which usually invert the view, binoculars show an upright image and provide wide fields of view. Read these articles first to help you select the right binoculuars for your needs:
Binocs vs Scope
Binoculars or Telescope?
Types of Binoculars
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