The Mars Observer’s Equipment

  • Peter Grego
Part of the Astronomers' Observing Guides book series (OBSERVING)


Regardless of whether a planetary observer owns a tiny reflector on a basic altazimuth mounting or a large expensive apochromatic refractor on a sturdy computer controlled mount, by far the most important optical equipment belonging to any planetary observer is a small but powerful pair of binoculars called eyes. Looking after these precious little instruments carefully will allow the owner to enjoy the beauty of the planets throughout their lifetime.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Grego
    • 1
  1. 1.CornwallUK

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