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Astronomy with a Budget Telescope

  • Authors
  • Patrick¬†Moore
  • John¬†Watson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Patrick Moore, John Watson
    Pages 1-4
  3. Patrick Moore, John Watson
    Pages 5-17
  4. Patrick Moore, John Watson
    Pages 19-22
  5. Patrick Moore, John Watson
    Pages 23-45
  6. Patrick Moore, John Watson
    Pages 47-86
  7. Patrick Moore, John Watson
    Pages 87-96
  8. Patrick Moore, John Watson
    Pages 97-105
  9. Patrick Moore, John Watson
    Pages 107-117
  10. Patrick Moore, John Watson
    Pages 119-124
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 125-136

About this book

Introduction

Sir Patrick Moore, CBE, FRS has long been the scourge of those people selling low-cost astronomical telescopes via mail-order catalogues and non-specialist stores. Ten years ago the quality was appalling and disappointment would have been almost guaranteed - but times have changed, and having surveyed some the best and worst of today's inexpensive mail-order catalogue and main-street astronomical telescopes Patrick has admitted to being astonished by how good some of them are. Today, the best are now excellent value and useful instruments. Part One of Astronomy With a Mail-order Telescope provides reports on some available models along with detailed and essential hints and tips about what to look for when buying. Part Two describes how best to use the telescope, which celestial objects to observe (with full-page star charts to help find them), what you can expect to see, and how to take and even computer-enhance astronomical photographs.

Keywords

Telescopes asteroid astronomy deep-sky instruments moon photography planet solar system star stars sun telescope

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