Star Ware: The Amateur Astronomer's Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Buying, and Using Telescopes and Accessories

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This clearly illustrated guide provides the most complete, up-to-date, and accessible information about buying, setting up, testing, and using telescopes. Updated material includes dozens of new telescope models, new accessories, new projects, and new Web resources.
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Overview

This clearly illustrated guide provides the most complete, up-to-date, and accessible information about buying, setting up, testing, and using telescopes. Updated material includes dozens of new telescope models, new accessories, new projects, and new Web resources.
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Editorial Reviews

David Eicher
A complete, current review of the material needed by backyard astronomers . . .

It deserves a place on the bookshelf of anyone who looks at the sky.

Alan MacRobert
A great help to anyone, especially the novice, who is wondering what to get. I don't know of any other single source that covers so much of the equipment scene.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471105930
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/24/1994
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 373
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.24 (h) x 1.28 (d)

Table of Contents

Parlez Vous Telescope?
In the Beginning.
So You Want to Buy a Telescope.
Attention, Shoppers!
The Eyes Have It.
The Right Stuff.
The Homemade Astronomer.
Till Death Do You Part.
A Few Tricks of the Trade.
It's Time to Solo!
Appendices.
Index.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2002

    An Great update

    An outstanding updated edition of a book that was already described as a must have book for new astronomers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2001

    Starting and continuing in astronomy

    This was a great book that helped me get started in Astronomy in 1994 and it remains an excellent reference book to this day.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 29, 2000

    a reviewer

    I love this book, but I haven't read it YET. But I will. And everything about astronomy i will adore and give 5 stars!!

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