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The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series

So You Want a Meade LX Telescope!

How to Select and Use the LX200 and Other High-End Models

Authors: Harris, Lawrence

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  • Vastly simplifies setting up and using an LX200 or similar telescopes.
  • Guides the reader through the technicalities of everything from basic alignment to adaptive optics to imaging and processing.
  • Explains how to buy and use software for controlling the telescopes and camera.
  • Gives advice on selecting and using essential accessories to prevent after-purchase frustration.
  • Includes example imaging results
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About this book

The revolutionary computer-controlled Meade LX200 series of telescopes was introduced in 1992 and represented a giant step forward in technology. The series was an instant success, and Meade LX200 telescopes have since sold in huge numbers compared with many other astronomical telescopes!

The LX200s are extraordinary telescopes capable of producing amazing results, but managing them can be a chore. So You Want a Meade LX Telescope! includes the essential hardware operations and reviews the best of the many software packages available to aid you in the setting up and use of the telescope. Typical results and various ways to achieve these results are given in detail, so readers can know what to expect from construction to image. Also included are reviews of essential accessories such as CCD cameras and the latest "active optics" units.

This book gives readers the benefit of Harris’s many years of experience as both a professional astronomer and owner of Meade LX telescopes, including the top end LX400. For anyone owning or considering buying a high-end Meade telescope, this book is the most valuable accessory you can buy!

About the authors

Lawrence Harris retired from his job as a British government scientist where he had worked as a professional astronomer in solar studies and then astronomical satellite operations. For the last seventeen years he has been a columnist, specializing in writing about weather satellites, along with occasional articles on astronomy. He also contributes to astronomical society magazines.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This book is a lot more than the main title suggests since it helps a prospective telescope purchaser select and use the LX200 and other Meade models. … This is an ideal book for those already owning a Meade telescope and especially as a stimulus to get existing telescopes out of mothballs and back into use. … the book majors on the Meade LX range it will be of value to other GOTO-telescope users. I will be referring to my copy on a regular basis.” (Tom Boles, The Observatory, Vol. 131 (1220), February, 2011)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-15

    Harris, Lawrence

  • Meade LX200GPS/LX400 Series Telescopes

    Pages 17-45

    Harris, Lawrence

  • Accessories, Great and Small

    Pages 47-64

    Harris, Lawrence

  • Balancing and Polar Alignment

    Pages 65-79

    Harris, Lawrence

  • Essential Software for Basic Operations

    Pages 81-100

    Harris, Lawrence

Buy this book

eBook 24,60 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-1775-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover 31,19 €
price for Spain (gross)
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
So You Want a Meade LX Telescope!
Book Subtitle
How to Select and Use the LX200 and Other High-End Models
Authors
Series Title
The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-1775-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-1775-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-1774-4
Series ISSN
1431-9756
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 236
Number of Illustrations
85 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour
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