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Stargazing with a Telescope
Buying a telescope is crucial for enhancing interest in astronomy. With so many choices, how does the beginner choose? Robin Scagell supplies the expert objective advice to making a smart purchase. Stargazing With a Telescope is a practical guide that demystifies the process of buying a telescope. The features and benefits of the different types of viewing instruments are evaluated in straightforward terms. The color illustrations help to clarify the choices.
Equipment covered includes:
- Refractors: classic telescopes that are easy to use and maintain
- Reflectors: sophisticated instruments that allow night sky photography
- Catadioptrics: compact telescopes that are gaining popularity.
The book provides brand names and model numbers and the general advice applies to all brands, not just those covered. Lens size, focal lengths, focal ratios and much more is explained with clear diagrams and non-scientific text. Also covered are suitable accessories such as eyepieces, filters, mounts and supports, and suggestions for photography through the telescope, and choice of camera and film types. Useful tips are provided on setting up and using any telescope as well as a review of objects to look at with different sizes of telescope.
Stargazing With a Telescope is a must for newcomers to astronomy whatever their age.
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