The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series

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

Authors: Mullaney, James

  • Handy contact information for manufacturers of astronomical-quality binoculars and telescopes
  • Evaluations of hundreds of binoculars and telescopes to help readers make an appropriate selection based on such factors as intended use, portability requirements and budget – thus saving them from making disappointing and costly mistakes common to first-time buyers!
  • Offers help in the "resurrection" of telescopes now collecting dust (instead of starlight!) in attics, cellars and garages by sharing with readers the many exciting and rewarding uses to which these instruments can be put in exploring the wonders of the cosmos!
  • Provides both existing and prospective owners of classic telescopes marketed over the past 50 years with hard-to-find, little-known information on their manufacturers
  • An invaluable treasure-trove of information and helpful advice for all amateur astronomers
  • Includes the latest released telescope lines, e.g., the 10-, 12-, 14- and 16-inch aperture models of the Meade LX-R series
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Jim Mullaney is an astronomy writer, lecturer and consultant who has published more than 500 articles and five books: he has also been an editor for Sky & Telescope, Astronomy, and Star & Sky magazines. One of the contributors to Carl Sagan’s award-winning Cosmos PBS-Television series, his work has received recognition from such notables as Sir Arthur Clarke, Johnny Carson, Ray Bradbury, Dr. Wernher von Braun, and one of his former students – NASA scientist/astronaut Dr. Jay Apt.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"Purchasing your first pair of binoculars or first telescope can be an intimidating task. … James Mullaney’s book is an invaluable guide to aid in your purchase. … He has compiled comprehensive, up-to-date product and contact information for manufacturers and suppliers of binoculars and telescopes. … While it’s certainly a great book for the novice observer, advanced amateurs will probably find that the book covers too much familiar ground to warrant purchasing." (Jennifer Birriel, Sky & Telescope, November, 2007)


Table of contents (3 chapters)

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eBook $19.99
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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Buyer's and User's Guide to Astronomical Telescopes & Binoculars
Authors
Series Title
The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84628-707-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84628-707-7
Series ISSN
1431-9756
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 204
Number of Illustrations and Tables
15 b/w illustrations, 63 illustrations in colour
Topics