FIREFLY BOOK: STARGAZING WITH A TELESCOPE - SCAGELL 978-1-55407-577-5
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Manuf. No. Firefly 978-1-55407-577-5
Stargazing with a Telescope, Firefly Books, 978-1-55407-577-5
The complete guide to buying and using telescopes for stargazers of any age and experience level.
Buying a telescope is crucial for budding astronomers. With so many choices, how does the beginner choose? Robin Scagell supplies expert, objective advice.
Stargazing with a Telescope is a practical guide that demystifies the process of buying and using a telescope. Scagell provides brand names and model numbers and general advice that applies to all brands, not just those covered. Clear color diagrams and non-scientific text explain lens size, focal lengths, focal ratios and much more.
Equipment covered includes:
Scagell also covers suitable accessories, such as eyepieces, filters, mounts and supports, and photography through a telescope. He provides useful tips on setting up and using any telescope and reviews objects to observe with different sizes of telescopes.
- Binoculars -- a range of choices for astronomers at any level
- 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.
There is also valuable advice on how to instantly spot misleading labels on low-end telescopes. These are often bought for young astronomers who quickly become discouraged by the telescope's poor performance.
Stargazing with a Telescope is a must for newcomers to astronomy whatever their age.
- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Firefly Books; Third Edition, Revised and Updated edition (August 14, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1554075777
- ISBN-13: 978-1554075775