Technical. Starstruck - Visual Astronomy

From : April 2017


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On-watch during a clear moonless night at sea, or relaxing on deck in a remote anchorage,  the splendour overhead can be awe-inspiring. This article is intended as a sailor’s introduction to visual astronomy – using your eyes plus binoculars and an Astronomy phone App to explore your galaxy.


 


Night Vision


‘Dark adaption’ is a real phenomena. At sea, away from urban light pollution, thousands of fainter stars appear,