Library: The 20-cm Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope: A Practical Observing Guide

Title:      The 20-cm Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope: A Practical Observing Guide
Categories:      Reference
BookID:      190
Authors:      Peter I. Manly
ISBN-10(13):      9780521644419
Publisher:      Cambridge University Press
Publication date:      1999
Number of pages:      284
Language:      English
Price:      0.00
Rating:      0 
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The 20-cm (8-in) Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope is the most popular telescope in the world. This compact instrument revolutionized amateur astronomy and astrophotography, and more than ten thousand are purchased each year. Manly, a devotee and keen user of the Schmidt-Cassegrain, takes the telescope owner, in easy stages, through all aspects of using the telescope. He starts with techniques for viewing the Moon, then takes the observer through our planetary system, and on to the deep sky, where nebulae and galaxies are treated extensively. There are interesting projects to try, such as observing the nearest star and chasing eclipses. The book describes a full range of telescope accessories and detectors together with advice on their use

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