A brand new edition of this Philip's bestseller, fully updated to include the latest telescopes and accessories on the market. Many people dream of exploring the heavens with a telescope, and some spend quite large sums of money in realizing this dream, spurred on by amazing pictures in magazines. But some of these telescopes end up gathering dust, either because their owners expect too much or because they don't know how to use them properly. Philip's Stargazing with a Telescope reveals what to expect from a telescope and how to choose the right one. It gives straightforward explanations of how they work, and how to progress from first-time user to hobby observer. It gives practical help for setting up and using any telescope, and provides lists of objects to look at with different sizes of telescope, from both town and country, including the Sun, Moon, planets, comets, asteroids, stars, clusters, variable stars, double stars, novae and supernovae, nebulae and galaxies. Aimed principally at newcomers to astronomy of all ages, who would like to begin observing for themselves, and perhaps make contact with other amateur observers, Philip's Stargazing with a Telescope describes the full range of telescopes that are internationally available, with examples of objects to observe taken from both northern and southern hemispheres. It also gives informative advice about suitable accessories, such as eyepieces and filters, plus suggestions for photography through the telescope and choice of camera and film type. The guidance given is appropriate for all observing conditions. As well as being fully updated, this new edition has been expanded to include a glossary of technical terms and an index, making it even easier for the beginner to use and understand.