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The Totally Non-Geeky Guide to Choosing and Using Telescopes (The Totally Non-Geeky Guides Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Anton Vamplew
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Choosing and Using Telescopes is a guide to help the complete novice.

From the introduction:

This book is for the occasional stargazer, who doesn’t necessarily want to be labelled as an “amateur astronomer”. If you end up with a thirst for more, then you won’t be disappointed in the range and wonder that astronomy can bring, but you might be quite satisfied with a few moments enjoying the night sky every once in a while.

There are plenty of books out there for those who are extremely keen observers. People that want a full-geeky, technological run-down of what they need in order to photograph x-ray sources or see the dreadfully dull galaxy UGC 10891.

That’s great for them, but for a lot of us, the idea of a telescope is quite simple: to uncover the amazing nature that surrounds us at night. A telescope will allow us to get a closer glimpse of the craters on the Moon, to see the rings of Saturn, the Orion Nebula or the beauty of the Pleiades - all of which are tantalisingly just beyond the reach of our eyes.

So, for those ordinary curious folk who have ever said to me, “I’m thinking of getting a telescope, any suggestions?”, this is the book.

Contents:
What you can see with the eye
How a telescope enables us to see much more
A side note about binoculars
Things to think about before buying a telescope
The most and least important things
Telescope designs and how they work
Minimum specifications you should consider
Telescope suggestions
Other just as important things: eyepieces, the Barlow lens, finders
Mounts and how they work
Looking after your scope
Preparing for the first night outside
Some telescopic marvels to observe

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1017 KB
  • Print Length: 67 pages
  • Publisher: Anton Vamplew (9 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CANA5NM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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4.0 out of 5 stars good starter for 10 14 Jan 2014
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I read this book in an hour and was sane at the end. Afterwards I have a basic understanding of telescopes and what to consider when buying my first one. Does exactly what it says on the tin. Would recommend if you are a beginner or have little telescope knowledge.
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