In the April 2013 Sky & Telescope
Hydra sprawls across more celestial real estate than any other constellations, yet it’s rather barren when it comes to binocular treasures. Still, if you know where to look, there are a couple of nice targets, as this issue's Binocular Highlights column shows.
Being a binocular observer and a telescope maker, you can probably imagine how thrilled I was to encounter Bill Faatz’s home-built 5-inch binos. Dreams are made of such things. Bill’s nicely crafted bino-box is the subject of this month's Telescope Workshop column.