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Author Yoder, Paul R.

Title Field guide to binoculars and scopes [electronic resource] / Paul R. Yoder, Jr. & Daniel Vukobratovich.

Published Bellingham, Wash. (1000 20th St. Bellingham WA 98225-6705 USA) : SPIE, 2011.

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Physical description 1 online resource ([140] p.) : digital file.
Series The field guide series ; 19
SPIE field guides ; FG19.
SPIE Digital Library.
Notes "SPIE Digital Library."--Website.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Glossary -- Fundamentals -- What are binoculars and scopes? -- How are these instruments used -- Basic optical system parameters -- Instrument size and weight --
Pertinent eye parameters -- Structure of the eye -- Pupil size -- Interpupillary distance -- Resolving power -- Accommodation -- Stereoscopic capability -- Luminosity and chromatic sensitivities --
Basic configurations -- Galilean systems -- Keplerian systems --
Binoculars -- Binocular types, general considerations -- Compact binoculars -- Mid-size binoculars -- Full-size binoculars -- Giant mounted binoculars -- High-magnification and wide-angle binoculars -- Military and law enforcement binoculars -- Astronomical binoculars --
Monoculars and spotting scopes -- Monoculars -- Spotting scopes --
Riflescopes and weapon sights -- Riflescopes -- Weapon sights --
Astronomical scopes -- Refracting form -- Newtonian, Cassegrain, and Gregorian forms -- Schmidt-Cassegrain and Schmidt-Gregorian -- Forms -- Maksutov-Cassegrain form -- Richest-field form --
Mounts for astronomical binoculars and scopes -- Light-duty mounts -- Heavy-duty mounts -- Tripod attributes -- More about equatorial mounts -- Dobsonian mounts -- GOTO drives --
Binocular and scope performance -- Stereoscopic vision through a binocular -- Resolving power with optics -- Binocular/scope efficiency -- Handheld-binocular efficiency -- Distortion effects -- Limiting magnitude of a binocular or scope -- Diffraction effects -- Obscuration effects -- Atmospheric scatter effects -- Atmospheric seeing effects (elevated path) -- Atmospheric seeing effects (horizontal path) --
Optical system considerations -- Focusing for different target locations -- The diopter adjustment -- Erecting prisms -- Prism refractive-index effects -- Lens erecting systems -- Eyepiece configurations -- Selection of interchangeable eyepieces -- The field stop -- Parallax -- Light transmission -- Vignetting -- Stray light -- Light baffles -- Reticles -- Variable-magnification (zoom) systems -- Image stabilization techniques -- Rangefinding techniques --
Mechanical system considerations -- Overall size of a binocular -- Weight of a binocular -- Ergonomics -- Environmental considerations -- Housing design -- Binocular hinge mechanisms -- Binocular collimation mechanisms -- Object focus mechanisms -- Diopter adjustment mechanisms -- Sealing and purging --
Photography through binoculars and scopes -- Basic photography techniques -- Interfacing the camera -- Integral cameras --
Maintenance of binoculars and scopes -- Protection and cleaning of the instrument -- Testing the instrument -- Test setups and methods -- Modular construction --
Desirable instrument attributes -- General considerations -- Attributes for bird watching binoculars -- Attributes for hunting binoculars -- Attributes for military binoculars -- Attributes for astronomical binoculars -- Attributes for spotting scopes -- Attributes for astronomical refractor scopes -- Attributes for Newtonian scopes -- Attributes for catadioptric scopes --
Equation summary -- Bibliography -- Index.
Restrictions Restricted to subscribers or individual electronic text purchasers.
Summary 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.
Other formats Also available in print version.
System notes Mode of access: World Wide Web.
System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Notes Title from PDF title page (SPIE eBooks Website, viewed 2011-04-25).
Other author Vukobratovich, Daniel.
Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers.
Subject Binoculars.
Telescopes.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780819486509 (electronic)
9780819486493 (print)
0819486493 (print)
Standard Number 10.1117/3.890095