Observation and Equipment

  • Jonathan Powell
Part of the The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)


The natural companion of the astronomer would most obviously be the telescope. Since its invention, the telescope and its association with this field strike a chord across the globe. However, as seen in the previous chapter, we must not forget other tools at our disposal: binoculars, and perhaps the most priceless instrument of all, our own eyes.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonathan Powell
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  1. 1.Ebbw ValeUK

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