The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series

The Science and Art of Using Telescopes

Authors: Pugh, Philip

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  • Helps enthusiastic but inexperienced amateur astronomers get the best from their existing equipment
  • Answers the fundamental questions: "what should I buy and how should I use it?" and "how do I get the most out of what I already have?"
  • Deals with a range of equipment from entry level to advanced, but concentrates on mid range telescopes and accessories
  • Concentrates on the enthusiastic, yet realistic "can do" amateur
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About this book

You’re not a beginner anymore. Yet you’re not sure how to take the next steps.

Perhaps you are thinking of specializing in a certain kind of viewing. Perhaps you have some extra money to spend and are wondering what would be the best way to spend it. Or maybe you are looking for new challenges or how to make the most of the equipment you have.

There are lots of ways you can proceed. This book will help you move in whatever direction you want to move. It will take you to the next level, and show you all the possibilities. Lots of invaluable advice and tips from an experienced and knowledgeable sky gazer will set you on the right path and turn an interesting hobby into a lifelong passion.

About the authors

Philip Pugh is a mathematician, a member of the Institute of Technical and Scientific Communicators, and travels the world as a freelance trainer in science and business. He has had his articles published in Sky & Telescope, Astronomy, and Astronomy Now, and is the author/editor of Springer’s forthcoming book, Observing the Sun with CoronadoTM Telescopes.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $34.99
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-76470-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $44.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Science and Art of Using Telescopes
Authors
Series Title
The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-76470-2
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-76470-2
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-76469-6
Series ISSN
1431-9756
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 411
Number of Illustrations
69 b/w illustrations, 91 illustrations in colour
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