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Astronomical Equipment for Amateurs

Handbook / Manual
By: Martin Mobberley
260 pages, 110 figs
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Astronomical Equipment for Amateurs
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  • Astronomical Equipment for Amateurs ISBN: 9781852330194 Paperback Dec 1998 Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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Makes buying and using both telescopes and their ancillary instruments easy for astronomers of all abilities. It begins by looking at the advantages and disadvantages of the basic types of refractors, reflectors, mountings and accessories. with observation techniques also included, along with the use of filters, (colour, anti-pollution and nebula), types of photography (piggy-back, prime focus and eyepiece projection), and also CCD imaging (including types of CCD camera and their advantages and disadvantages compared to photography).


Introduction.- Fundamentals for Beginners.- Refractors and Reflector.- Catadioptrics, Cassegrains and Schmidt-Cassegrains.- Eyepieces.- Telescope Mountings.- Accessories.- Electronic imaging and the Electronics Revolution.- Image Processing, Planetarium and Scope Control Software.- Video Astronomy.- Binoculars.- Observatories.- Equipment for the Solar Observer.- Star Atlases.

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Handbook / Manual
By: Martin Mobberley
260 pages, 110 figs
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
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