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Go-To Telescopes Under Suburban Skies (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series)
 
 

Go-To Telescopes Under Suburban Skies (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series) [Kindle Edition]

Neale Monks

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“It is an excellent guide. … gives useful and sometimes detailed information about the objects … . As such it is an excellent, handy and easy-to-use guide, and I’m happy to recommend it.” (Robin Scagell, The Observatory, Vol. 131 (1225), December, 2011)

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Go-To Telescopes Under Suburban Skies is the first book specifically written for amateur astronomers who own, or who are about to purchase, a computer-controlled ‘go-to’ telescope. The advantage of the ‘go-to’ capability is enormous – the telescope can be aimed at any object in the sky with great speed and accuracy – which is why these instruments are so popular.

Making the realistic assumption that the observer is using a relatively small telescope and is observing from a backyard in a suburban area, this book provides literally hundreds more targets beyond those offered by the built-in ‘nightly tours’ that feature on the telescope’s computer tours. And instead of wasting many pages on maps and coordinates, it leads the computer to locate the targets, and so has room to suggest many more fascinating deep-sky objects and provide detailed observing lists and information about what's being viewed.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2195 KB
  • Print Length: 260 pages
  • Publisher: Springer New York; 1 edition (14 Sep 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00F5T64S8
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2.0 out of 5 stars Overpriced, not much content 18 Oct 2012
By Randall Clague - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is written for novice amateur astronomers who have a GoTo telescope, live in urban or suburban areas, and don't know what they want to observe. It doesn't tell you how to use your smartscope; it only suggests what you could use it to look at.

I bought it hoping it had some advice on programming a Celestron Prodigy. It has nothing to say on that topic. I would not buy it again.

-R
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