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Philip's Stargazing with a Telescope - Robin Scagell

Philip's Stargazing with a Telescope

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This new edition of Philip's Stargazing with a Telescope has been fully revised and updated to include the latest telescopes and accessories on the market.

Aimed principally at newcomers to astronomy of all ages, who would like to begin observing for themselves, Philip's Stargazing with a Telescope describes the full range of telescopes that are internationally available, with examples of objects to observe from both southern and northern hemispheres. It also gives informative advice about suitable accessories, such as eyepieces and filters, plus suggestions for astrophotography using cameras, CCDs and webcams.

It also covers what to expect from a telescope and how to choose the right one, gives straightforward explanations of how they work, and how to progress from first-time user to hobby observer. In addition, it gives practical help for setting up and using any telescope, and provides lists of objects to look at with different sizes of telescope, including the Sun, Moon, planets, comets, asteroids, stars, clusters, variable stars, double stars, novae and supernovae, nebulae and galaxies. There is also a handy glossary of technical terms and an index, making it even easier for the amateur to use and understand.

About the Author

Robin Scagell is Vice President of Britain's Society for Popular Astronomy. He is the author of several popular astronomy books, and has contributed to many other publications. He often appears on television, commenting on events in space and astronomy, and runs an astronomical picture agency.

ISBN: 9781849073011
ISBN-10: 1849073015
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 2nd December 2013
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.3 x 12.7  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1