SPIE Press

Field Guide to Binoculars and Scopes (SPIE Field Guide Vol. FG19) (Apie Field Guides)

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ISBN: 9780819486493
Publisher: SPIE Press
Publication Date: 2011-06-29
Number of pages: 151
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Modern binoculars and scopes meet a variety of user needs. This Field Guide provides readers with a concise, organized reference that explains the functions and configurations of instruments commonly used by bird watchers, hunters, amateur astronomers, and military and law-enforcement members. This book also addresses the rationale behind instrument design choices, with hardware examples illustrating specific arrangements and features.

Table of Contents

- Fundamentals
- Pertinent Eye Parameters
- Basic Configurations
- Binoculars
- Monoculars and Spotting Scopes
- Riflescopes and Weapon Sights
- Astronomical Scopes
- Mounts for Astronomical Binoculars and Scopes
- Binocular and Scope Performance
- Optical System Considerations
- Mechanical System Considerations
- Photography through Binoculars and Scopes
- Maintenance of Binoculars and Scopes
- Desirable Instrument Attributes
- Equation Summary
- Bibliography
- Index

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