A Buyer’s and User’s Guide to Astronomical Telescopes & Binoculars

  • James Mullaney

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Buying Astronomical Telescopes and Binoculars

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pages 3-8
    3. Pages 9-16
    4. Pages 17-25
    5. Pages 27-33
    6. Pages 35-45
    7. Pages 55-70
    8. Pages 71-75
    9. Pages 77-90
  3. Using Astronomical Telescopes and Binoculars

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Pages 93-104
    3. Pages 105-123
    4. Pages 125-136
    5. Pages 137-158
    6. Pages 159-166
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 167-203

About this book


This new guide provides an extensive overview of astronomical binoculars and telescopes. It includes detailed up-to-date information on sources, selection and use of virtually every major type, brand, and model of such instruments on today’s market.

A Buyer’s & User’s Guide to Astronomical Telescopes and Binoculars is written for amateur astronomers and would-be amateur astronomers. Anyone planning to purchase binoculars or telescopes for astronomy – whether as a first instrument or as an upgrade to the next level – will find this book a treasure-trove of information and advice.

But that is just the first part of the book. The second part is crammed with hints and tips on using astronomical telescopes or binoculars – in effect, how to get the best possible results from your purchase.


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Authors and affiliations

  • James Mullaney
    • 1
  1. 1.Rehoboth BeachUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84628-439-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-707-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-9756
  • Buy this book on publisher's site