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

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 39.95

    I have owned telescopes for over 25 years since I was a young lad. I purchased an LXD55 AR-6 Refractor in 2002, and was one of the first to own one in the UK. I am also a proud owner of an LXD75 SC-8. Armed with these two very different telescopes, I have spent many hours searching the skies for interesting objects using Meade's Autostar Goto facility.... 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...

  • Choosing and Using Astronomical Eyepiecesby William Paolini

    Springer New York 2013; US$ 44.99

    A valuable reference that fills a number of niches including that of a buyer's guide, technical desk reference and observer's field guide. It documents the past market and its evolution, right up to the present day. In addition to appealing to practical astronomers - and potentially saving them money - it is useful both as a historical reference and... 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...

  • 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...

  • Eyes on the Universeby Patrick Moore

    Springer London 2012; US$ 99.00

    Eyes on the Universe is an illustrated history of the telescope, beginning with pre-telescopic observatories and the refractors of Galileo, Lippershey and Digges, and ending with the most modern instruments including - of course - the Hubble Space Telescope. Written by Dr Patrick Moore CBE, to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the world's longest-running... more...

  • Galileo's Visionsby Marco Piccolino; Nicholas J. Wade

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 48.99

    Galileo is known as a pioneer of science - especially of mechanics and astronomy - but far less attention has been paid to his work on the senses generally, and more specifically on vision. In this book, two experts on the history of science look at the novel ways in which Galileo looked at the heavens through his telescope, and, in the process, emphasised... 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...

  • The Great Refractor of Meudon Observatoryby Audouin Dollfus

    Springer New York 2013; US$ 149.00

    This book recounts the history of the refractor telescope at Meudon, France, from the birth of the concept that drove Jules Janssen at the end of the nineteenth century, to the enormous progress it fostered in the visual observation of astronomical objects. more...