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Paperback Hands-On Astronomy: A Cambridge Guide to Equipment and Accessories Book

ISBN: 0521005981

ISBN13: 9780521005982

Hands-On Astronomy: A Cambridge Guide to Equipment and Accessories

There is a vast range of astronomical equipment available to the amateur astronomer and this pocket-sized handbook will help the amateur make an informed choice about which instruments are best suited... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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A Practical Guide for Beginners

I've always had an interest in astronomy, but I never bought a telescope. Finally, when I more seriously considered taking the plunge, I quickly realized that there was a great deal that I didn't know about the variety of observing equipment that's out there, how it works, the pros and cons of each design, how to use it, accessories, prices, etc. I needed a guide that would answer all of my questions in a manner that is clear, simple, short and to the point. This little book (128 pages) seemed to be exactly what I needed, so I bought it. I was not disappointed. Everything seems to be covered, from different telescope optical designs, types of mounts, variety of accessories, etc., to associated software packages and useful publications. Throughout the book, the reader's budget is kept in mind - prices are indicated to give the reader some perspective. The text is very clear and concise and many figures and photos complement it very nicely. I recommend this book to anyone who, like me, wants to gain basic knowledge of the equipment that is out there for use in amateur astronomy - knowledge that could be most useful in making an informed decision as to which equipment to purchase.
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