Astronomy with a Budget Telescope

An Introduction to Practical Observing

  • Patrick Moore
  • John Watson

Part of the Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Patrick Moore, John Watson
    Pages 1-5
  3. Patrick Moore, John Watson
    Pages 7-23
  4. Patrick Moore, John Watson
    Pages 25-29
  5. Patrick Moore, John Watson
    Pages 31-64
  6. Patrick Moore, John Watson
    Pages 65-108
  7. Patrick Moore, John Watson
    Pages 109-119
  8. Patrick Moore, John Watson
    Pages 121-132
  9. Patrick Moore, John Watson
    Pages 133-147
  10. Patrick Moore, John Watson
    Pages 149-159
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 161-165

About this book

Introduction

If you had purchased an inexpensive astronomical telescope a few years ago, disappointment would have been almost guaranteed. In current Internet age, times have changed and most (but not quite all) telescopes have been used to favorable results. Sir Patrick Moore, working with John Watson, has surveyed and tested the best and the worst of today's budget-priced astronomical telescopes. This new edition of Astronomy with a Budget Telescope is the result of their efforts.

This book will show you how to recognize the good from the bad in observational ware with essential hints and tips on what to look for when buying both new and used telescopes. Updated and expanded, this latest edition includes budgeting tips for the new generation of digital cameras and 'go-to' telescopes. It provides a step-by-step guide to setting up your telescope, and how to observe the Moon, Sun, planets, stars, nebulae, and galaxies. Inside you'll find full-page finder charts and full-color images showing you what each object should look like. Astronomy with a Budget Telescope, 2nd Edition, is the complete introduction to buying and using a low-cost amateur astronomical telescope!

Authors and affiliations

  • Patrick Moore
    • 1
  • John Watson
    • 2
  1. 1.SelseyUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Old BasingUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-2161-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-2160-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-2161-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-9756
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