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Astronomy - Popular Astronomy | A Buyer's and User's Guide to Astronomical Telescopes & Binoculars

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

Mullaney, James

2007, XIII, 203 p.


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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.

Content Level » Popular/general

Keywords » Binocular's - Buyer's - Mullaney - astronomy - instruments - observing techniques

Related subjects » Astronomy, Observations and Techniques - Popular Astronomy

Table of contents 

Buying Astronomical Telescopes and Binoculars.- Binoculars.- Telescope Basics.- Refracting Telescopes.- Reflecting Telescopes.- Catadioptric Telescopes.- Accessories.- Binocular Sources.- Telescope Sources.- Using Astronomical Telescopes and Binoculars.- Observing Techniques.- Solar System Observing.- Stellar System Observing.- Deep-Sky Observing.- Conclusion.

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