A Buyer's and User's Guide to Astronomical Telescopes & Binoculars / Edition 1

A Buyer's and User's Guide to Astronomical Telescopes & Binoculars / Edition 1

by James Mullaney
     
 

ISBN-10: 1846284392

ISBN-13: 9781846284397

Pub. Date: 02/28/2007

Publisher: Springer London

This new guide provides an extensive overview of astronomical binoculars and telescopes. It includes detailed up-to-date information on sources, selection and use of virtually every major type, brand, and model of such instruments on today’s market.

A Buyer’s & User’s Guide to Astronomical Telescopes and Binoculars is written for amateur

Overview

This new guide provides an extensive overview of astronomical binoculars and telescopes. It includes detailed up-to-date information on sources, selection and use of virtually every major type, brand, and model of such instruments on today’s market.

A Buyer’s & User’s Guide to Astronomical Telescopes and Binoculars is written for amateur astronomers and would-be amateur astronomers. Anyone planning to purchase binoculars or telescopes for astronomy – whether as a first instrument or as an upgrade to the next level – will find this book a treasure-trove of information and advice.

But that is just the first part of the book. The second part is crammed with hints and tips on using astronomical telescopes or binoculars – in effect, how to get the best possible results from your purchase.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781846284397
Publisher:
Springer London
Publication date:
02/28/2007
Series:
Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.- Preface.- Introduction.- Part I: Binoculars.- Part II: Refracting Telescopes.- Part III: Reflecting Telescopes.- Part IV: Catadioptric (Compound) Telescopes.- Part V: Hybrid and Special Telescopes.- Observing Hints and Programs.- References.- Index.- About the Author.

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