|Praktica W10x50P binocular astronomer's kit (4-pc bino kit)|
£37.99 including UK P&P
This great 4-piece kit contains everything you need to get started in the fascinating and lifelong hobby of astronomy.
The kit includes: the highly acclaimed Praktica W10x50P night-glass binocular - a superb night-time binocular which is great for day-time use too!
Includes three essential accessories: binocular astronomy guide book, large fold-out star map, and planisphere star and constellation finder.
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The included great binocular astronomy guide book, planisphere, and map set comprises three of Philip's most acclaimed astronomy products introducing binocular astronomy and the wonders of the night sky. These will give explorers young and old a great start in the fascinating pursuit of astronomy.
The kit features the superb 10x50 Praktica Porro prism binocular.
This Praktica 10x50 night-glass is the perfect size for astronomy (great for day time use too!) and boasts top-quality fully-coated BK-7 optics, fold-down rubber eye cups (to ensure spectacle wearers get the full view) and a smart and practical padded carry case that's big enough to carry the binocular and all the accessories. The binocular comes complete with dust caps, an eyepiece dew/moisture guard and a comfortable and safe neck strap.
To get even better views, the Praktica 10x50 is equipped with a tripod-fitting boss. Please note: an additional mounting bracket is required (see binocular accessories).
So just what can be seen with these Praktica 10x50 binos?
The wealth of targets that can been seen and enjoyed run into thousands, so here are just a few highlights: The moon-like phases of the planet Venus can be followed. The four major moons of the giant planet Jupiter are easily seen, as is Saturn's largest moon Titan. The craters, mountains and 'seas' of the Moon can be seen. Outside of our solar system, galaxies and nebulae come within the reach of these binoculars. The Great Orion nebula (star birth region) is a stunning sight, as is the Andromeda Galaxy (at over 2 million light years away!) and even faint targets like the M51 Whirlpool Galaxy (over 30 million light-years distant!) are well within range. And so are the feathered diners on your bird-table at just 6m away!
Also included - all the guidance you need - binocular astronomy guide book, large fold-out star map, and planisphere star and constellation finder.
This great binocular astronomy guide book, planisphere, and map set comprises three of Philip's most acclaimed astronomy products introducing binocular astronomy and the wonders of the night sky. These will give explorers young and old a great start in the fascinating pursuit of astronomy.
The included accessory set comprises:
Stargazing with Binoculars by Robin Scagell & David Frydman.
This is a perfect book for the complete-novice observer. Written in a clear and lucid style, it assumes nothing on the part of the reader, providing guidance on setting up binoculars and using them to discover the night sky for the first time. There are useful sections ranging from learning the sky to what's in the sky month by month. A perfect introduction to astronomy with binoculars. The book goes on to look at how to find objects and the use of binocular mountings.
Our expert's opinion: 'This guide book educates and inspires and rounds out this kit, making it an ideal introduction to the wonders of astronomy.'
Planisphere star and constellation finder. Just about every astronomer in the UK has one of these clever little gadgets; it measures just 127mm (5") across and is the ideal pocket companion.
A practical and convenient hour-by-hour tracker of the stars and constellations. This invaluable tool has informed and educated generations of astronomers (I have a battered and abused one that has even been nibbled by hedgehogs; it dates from the early 1970s and it still gets regular use. JM).
Made of sturdy plastic with 'reminder' instructions printed on the back - the planishere is supplied in a plastic storage wallet. An easy-to-follow but detailed tutorial with full colour photos and graphics is included in the guide book.
Quick and easy to use, the great strength of the planishere is that it can be used outside and direct comparisons can be made holding the planisphere up agaist the sky to identify stars and other targets. Ideal for identifying constellations and the best time to observe any target in the night sky.
Star Chart: the stars of the night sky in three superb large format colour maps: the two hemispheres and the equatorial region. Stars visible with the naked eye are shown, with fainter bodies marked for observers with binoculars or small telescopes. The text explains how to locate stars all through the year, from any latitude. This full-sized poster map measures 1000mm x 690mm.
Praktica binocular specification:
Ten year manufacturer's guarantee
Objective size: 50mm
Close focus: 10m
Twilight rate: 22.3
FOV: 99m at 1000m (5.7 degrees)
Dims: 190 x 60 x 180mm
Supplied with soft padded carry-case and neck strap and front and rear dust caps.
A fantastic introduction to the life-long hobby of astronomy!