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Star Ware: The Amateur Astronomer's Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Buying, and Using Telescopes and Accessories

Harrington, Philip S.

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ISBN 10: 0471576719 / ISBN 13: 9780471576716
Published by Jossey-Bass, 1994
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Title: Star Ware: The Amateur Astronomer's Ultimate...

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

Publication Date: 1994

Book Condition:Very Good

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"A complete, current review of the material needed by backyard astronomers.... It deserves a place on the bookshelf of anyone who looks at the sky." —David Eicher Associate Editor, Astronomy Author of Beginner’s Guide to Amateur Astronomy "A great help to anyone, especially the novice, who is wondering what to get. I don’t know of any other single source that covers so much of the equipment scene." —Alan MacRobert Associate Editor, Sky & Telescope Author of Star-Hopping for BackYard Astronomers These are great times for telescope shopping. The marketplace is filled to the rafters with terrific—and some not-so-terrific—equipment. And that’s the problem. Making the right choices amid the whirlwind of technical jargon and manufacturers’ hype is a formidable challenge, even for experienced amateur astronomers. In Star Ware, award-winning astronomy writer Philip S. Harrington has done most of the work for you. He takes a hard look at what’s on the market, offering a point-by-point comparative critique of most major manufacturer’s offerings. In addition, Star Ware ...

  • Gets you the biggest bang for the buck by helping you to match your needs and your pocketbook with the best of what’s available
  • Covers absolutely everything, from telescopes, filters, mounts, sites, and lenses, to guides and references, star charts ... even the best bug sprays and long johns to take on field trips
  • Helps you to set up and test your new equipment as you site, observe, and photograph the Moon, Sun, planets, and a number of deep-sky objects
  • Saves you money with ten do-it-yourself projects, ranging in difficulty from making a dew cap to building an observatory

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A user-friendly guide offering all the necessary information for anyone purchasing a telescope, using one for the first time or upgrading current equipment. Includes a comparison of available telescopes describing which are best suited to specific needs. Contains scores of handy tips, diagrams, illustrations and activities and suggests what to look for in the night sky.

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