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TELESCOPE & BINOCULAR BUYERS' GUIDE

  Scope City's Optics Crash Course
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Want to learn how to select a telescope, binocular, microscope, spotting scope, or accessory, like a filter, an eyepiece or other optical product? Scope City offers this free optics crash course for beginners to help them make the right choice and best buy. There is also information for the intermediate and advanced observers.

SECTION 1: SCOPE CITY`S GUIDE TO OPTICS

PART I: BASIC APPLICATIONS OF OPTICS

A. TELESCOPES & BINOCULARS FOR DAYTIME USE

B. TELESCOPES & BINOCULARS FOR NIGHTTIME USE

C. TELESCOPES FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

PART II: TELESCOPES AND BINOCULARS

A: TOOLS OF THE TRADE (THE EQUIPMENT)

B: TYPES OF OBJECTS TO VIEW IN A TELESCOPE

C: WHAT CAN WE SEE IN TELESCOPES?

D: ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY

E. CHARACTERISTICS OF TELESCOPES (OPTICAL TERMS)

PART III: TELESCOPE MOUNTS

PART IV: EYEPIECES

PART V: TELESCOPE FILTERS

PART VI: COMMON TELESCOPE ACCESSORY RECOMMENDATIONS

PART VII: HOW TO USE YOUR TELESCOPE

PART VIII. COLLIMATION OF THE TELESCOPE

PART IX. CARE OF OPTICS AND CLEANING

PART X. DEFINITION OF ASTRONOMY TERMS (GLOSSARY)

PART XI. ASTRONOMY BOOKS AND STAR CHARTS

SECTION 2: SCOPE CITY'S GUIDE TO THE SKY

A. STARS IN THE SKY TONIGHT - May, 2017

B. THE MONTHLY SKY GUIDE - STAR CHARTS

C. THE MONTHLY RECOMMENDED OBSERVING LIST

D. LUNAR / SOLAR CALENDAR FOR ASTRONOMERS

E. ASTRONOMY CALCULATORS

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