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  • A User's Guide to the Meade LXD55 and LXD75 Telescopesby Martin Peston

    Springer 2010; US$ 39.95

    This book offers a comprehensive introductory guide to "choosing and using" a series LXD55 or LXD75 computer-controlled ("goto") telescope, containing a wealth of useful information for both beginners and more advanced practical amateur astronomers. The manufacturer's manuals are not nearly detailed enough to be of real help... more...

  • Classic Telescopesby Neil English

    Springer 2012; US$ 39.95

    Classic telescopes are of interest to amateur astronomers for a variety of reasons. There are the dedicated collectors, but there are also many amateurs who love the nostalgia they inspire. These telescopes "feel" different from any contemporary telescope and perhaps have a unique ability to reconnect the owner to a bygone age of craftmanship.... more...

  • The Great Refractor of Meudon Observatoryby Audouin Dollfus

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    The large telescope at Meudon has become legendary. When it was conceived, after 1870, astronomy as a whole was limited to visual observation. Knowledge of the sky was limited to what one could see, assisted only by optical means. The large telescopes produced at this time produced larger images, permitting close-up views: the Meudon telescope was... more...

  • A Buyer's and User's Guide to Astronomical Telescopes and Binocularsby James Mullaney

    Springer 2013; US$ 39.99

    Amateur astronomers of all skill levels are always contemplating their next telescope, and this book points the way to the most suitable instruments. Similarly, those who are buying their first telescopes 'and these days not necessarily a low-cost one' will be able to compare and contrast different types and manufacturers. This exciting and revised... more...

  • A Buyer's and User's Guide to Astronomical Telescopes and Binocularsby James Mullaney

    Springer 2007; US$ 29.95

    Provides an overview of binoculars and telescopes. This guide includes detailed information on sources, selection and use of various major types, brands and models of such instruments in market. more...

  • Choosing and Using a New CATby Rod Mollise

    Springer 2009; US$ 29.95

    Computerized SCTs, Maksutov-Cassegrains, and Meade's Ritchey-Chretiens have come to dominate the market. This guide offers guidance for amateurs considering the purchase of a new telescope. more...

  • The Science and Art of Using Telescopesby Philip Pugh

    Springer 2009; US$ 34.95

    Explains how to select equipment that is at the 'next level', and describes how to use more advanced telescopes and accessories. This book includes a section on imaging and equipment that range from regular digital cameras, through web cams, to specialized chilled-chip CCD cameras. more...

  • Choosing and Using a Refracting Telescopeby Neil English

    Springer 2010; US$ 39.95

    Choosing and Using a Refracting Telescope has been written for the many amateur astronomers who already own, or are intending to purchase, a refracting telescope -- perhaps to complement their existing arsenal of larger reflecting telescopes -- or for the specialist who requires a particular refractor for serious astronomical applications or nature... more...

  • Telescopes and Techniquesby C. R. Kitchin

    Springer 2012; US$ 59.95

    "Telescopes and Techniques" has proved itself in its first edition, having become probably one of the most widely used astronomy texts, both for numerate amateur astronomers and for astronomy and astrophysics undergraduates. The first and second editions of the book were widely used as set texts for introductory practical astronomy courses... more...

  • The Great Melbourne Telescopeby Richard Gillespie

    Museum Victoria 2011; US$ 23.99

    Erected at Melbourne Observatory in 1869, the telescope was the second largest in the world, designed to explore the nature of the nebulae in the southern skies. Richard Gillespie, head of the History and Technology department at the Melbourne museum has written an entertaining account of the telescope’s extraordinary history and tells the story... more...