The Cambridge Guide to Stargazing with your Telescope

The Cambridge Guide to Stargazing with your Telescope

by Robin Scagell
     
 
The Cambridge Guide to Stargazing with Your Telescope is an indispensable guide to telescopes and how to choose the right one for your needs. It gives straighforward explanations of how they work, and how to progress from first-time user to skilled observer. It gives practical help for setting up and using any telescope, and provides lists of objects to look at with

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The Cambridge Guide to Stargazing with Your Telescope is an indispensable guide to telescopes and how to choose the right one for your needs. It gives straighforward explanations of how they work, and how to progress from first-time user to skilled observer. It gives practical help for setting up and using any telescope, and provides lists of objects to look at with different sizes of telescope, from both town and country, including the Sun, Moon and planets, comets, asteroids, star clusters, variable and double stars, supernovae, nebulae and galaxies. Aimed principally at newcomers to astronomy, of all ages, this book describes the full range of telescopes that are internationally available, with examples of objects to observe taken from both hemispheres, appropriate for all observing conditions. It also gives advice about accessories, such as eye-pieces and filters, plus suggestions for photography through the telescope and choice of camera and film type.

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Booknews
This pocket-sized guide provides great information for beginners, including how telescopes work and how to pick a good one, what to expect at a star party (lots of stooped-over people peering at fuzzy gray smudges), how to use star charts and setting circles, what to observe and how, and how to choose accessories (e.g., eyepieces, filters, camera adapters, CCDs and off-axis guiders). Scagell, an astrophotographer, includes invaluable step-by-step techniques for testing binoculars and telescopes. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521784481
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/15/2000
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.74(h) x 0.40(d)

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