Equipment for Suburban Skies

  • Malcolm Zack
  • Andrew Gannon
  • John McRoberts
Part of the The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)


What equipment and instruments should you use in light-polluted skies? Unfortunately, there is no definitive answer yet! There is some perceived wisdom that larger apertures should be avoided as they tend to pull in the extra light from lighting and general reflection from the skies and cause problems with contrast. This may well have an element of truth in it, as we have found that among our society’s observers smaller refractors have been at least almost as popular if not on a par with larger reflecting telescopes.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Malcolm Zack
    • 1
  • Andrew Gannon
    • 2
  • John McRoberts
    • 3
  1. 1.ChigwellUK
  2. 2.Waltham AbbeyUK
  3. 3.Great DunmowUK

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