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

    Springer New York 2013; US$ 39.99

    Anyone planning to purchase binoculars or telescopes for astronomy will find this book a treasure-trove of information and advice. It also supplies many useful tips on using astronomical telescopes or binoculars to get the best possible results. more...

  • More Telescope Powerby Gregory L. Matloff

    Wiley 2002; US$ 12.95

    Discover the power of your telescope as you explore the vast reaches of the universe Want to explore Mars? Observe Jupiter's cloud bands? Visit a galaxy that's almost 2 million light years away? With More Telescope Power, you can do all of that and more! Under the guidance of experienced astronomer Gregory Matloff, you'll uncover the full potential... more...

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

    Springer London 2007; US$ 29.95

    This exciting, upbeat new guide provides an extensive overview of binoculars and telescopes. It includes detailed up-to-date information on sources, selection and use of virtually every major type, brand and model of such instruments on today?s market. more...

  • Observing the Sun with Coronado? Telescopesby Philip Pugh

    Springer New York 2007; US$ 39.95

    Scientists will often tell you that now is the most exciting time for a particular interest. We will always have just discovered or invented something that will ?revolutionize? something or the other. The computer on which I am typing this, for example, is four times faster than its predecessor and slightly cheaper. However, the last decade or so has... more...

  • Choosing and Using a New CATby Rod Mollise

    Springer New York 2009; US$ 29.95

    Commercial astronomical telescopes are increasingly complex, with sophisticated computers now the norm. This guide is designed to help astronomers understand these complex new instruments. The author has a proven track record in helping people enjoy astronomy. more...

  • The Science and Art of Using Telescopesby Philip Pugh

    Springer New York 2009; US$ 34.95

    Amateur astronomers have to start somewhere and this book explains how to get the best from entry-level equipment. It goes on to explain how to select equipment that is at the ?next level?, and describes how to use more advanced telescopes and accessories. more...

  • Choosing and Using a Refracting Telescopeby Neil English

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 39.95

    This is a comprehensive guide to buying, testing, and using a refracting telescope. It is written mainly for amateur astronomers who already own or are intending to purchase a refracting telescope, but will prove useful for non-astronomical observers. more...

  • Classic Telescopesby Neil English

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 39.95

    This book describes the telescopes built by such renowned makers as Dollond, Alvan Clark, Thomas Cooke & Sons, Carl Zeiss and others. Includes interviews with collectors of classic telescopes, and tips for readers on prospecting for and acquiring their own. more...

  • Telescopes and Techniquesby C. R. Kitchin

    Springer New York 2012; Not Available

    In its 3rd edition, this book is a guide to the mathematics, physics and practical techniques needed to use telescopes ranging in sophistication from small amateur models to the larger instruments installed at many colleges, and to observe objects in the sky. 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...