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How to Use a Computerized Telescope


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Preface; Part I. Telescopes in General: 1. Welcome to amateur astronomy!; 2. How the sky moves; 3. How telescopes track the stars; 4. Using equatorial mounts and wedges; 5. Telescope optics; 6. Eyepieces and optical accessories; 7. Astrophotography; 8. Troubleshooting; Part II. Three Classical Telescopes: 9. Three that led the revolution; 10. Meade LX200; 11. Celestron NexStar 5 and 8; 12. Meade Autostar (ETX and LX90).

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The first handbook that describes how to start observing the sky with a computerized telescope.

About the Author

Michael Covington is one of America's leading amateur astronomers and the author of Astrophotography for the Amateur (0521641330).


'[Covington] writes clearly and the text is presented in an orderly manner, so that the reader is unlikely to become confused.' Times Higher Education Supplement

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