The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series

A User's Guide to the Meade LXD55 and LXD75 Telescopes

Authors: Peston, Martin

  • The first book to describe the Meade LXD telescope range in detail
  • Serves a large user-base of these telescope models worldwide
  • Contains instructions for beginners and advanced amateurs alike
  • Not solely aimed at owners of the telescope models – reaches a wider audience by comparing models pre-purchase
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About this book

This is a fully comprehensive guide to "choosing and using" the LXD55 / 75 computer-controlled – "go to" – series of telescopes. It is intended both for beginners and more advanced practical amateur astronomers.

The LXD series of telescopes is unusual in having German Equatorial Mounts – GEMs – rather than the more common altazimuth design. Although setting up a GEM with a go-to system is more involved than setting up the equivalent altazimuth mount, there are many advantages in the system, including zero field rotation.

A User’s Guide to the Meade LXD55 and LXD75 Telescopes contains a wealth of information on setting up, using and maintaining the telescope, along with lots of hints, tips, and tricks for getting the very best out of it.

Coverage in advanced techniques for experienced astronomers and LXD users include imaging, interfacing with a PC or laptop, using available accessories, and troubleshooting.

About the authors

Martin Peston obtained a first-class degree in Astrophysics at QM & Westfield, University of London. He currently works as a Systems Analyst and has been involved in various UK space and defence projects.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-387-68264-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $39.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-36489-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A User's Guide to the Meade LXD55 and LXD75 Telescopes
Authors
Series Title
The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-68264-8
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-68264-8
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-36489-6
Series ISSN
1431-9756
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 256
Number of Illustrations and Tables
110 b/w illustrations
Topics