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Exploring Hercules

While the stars are comparatively faint, they hold some notable targets for binocular stargazers.
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Harrington
Welcome to my binocular universe. It’s good to be back. Each month, you and I are going to venture outside, binoculars in hand, to explore the sky. While many view binoculars as stepping-stones on the way to a telescope, I see them as fine instruments in their own right. The low power and wide fields of view make binoculars ideal for both a casual scan as well as for many sophisticated observing programs.

Most of the targets that I’ll feature will be visible through common size binoculars. But just to mix it up a little, we will also feature at least one “challenge object” that may only be visible through 10x70 and larger models.

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