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Choosing and Using a Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope: A Guide to Commercial SCTs and Maksutovs (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series) Paperback – 5 Mar 2001

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  • Paperback: 372 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 2001 edition (5 Mar. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1852336315
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852336318
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 2.1 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 881,865 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This new addition to the growing collection of practical astronomy books in the Springer-Verlag Patrick Moore collection is devoted to the ubiquitous Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope (SCT). American author Rod Mollise has been using these telescopes for over 25 years and has provided an excellent primer for those intending to purchase an SCT or Maksutov telescope. Much useful information and advice is included … . I’d certainly recommend this book to all current and prospective STC owners." (The Deep Sky Observer Magazine, Issue 128, 2002)

"I think it’s fair to say the Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope … is one of the most popular in the world. It is immediately clear that the author does indeed have 25 years experience of SCTs; this book is very well written and one of the best of its kind that I have read. … I wish this book had been available when I bought my first SCT and even though I now consider myself an experienced SCT user, I still found much useful advice." (Mark Armstrong, Astronomy Now, August, 2002)

"Rod’s book is extremely comprehensive; covering everything you need to know about what must be the most popular telescope configuration on this planet, the Catadioptric or CAT. … I really enjoyed this book. I highly recommend it to any aspiring or experienced observer … . The vast majority of the information on the book is applicable to any observer regardless of the scope she owns. … the freshness of approach and the incredible sense of enthusiasm will energise the most jaded telescope user." (Kevin Berwick, Cloudy Nights Telescope Reviews, July, 2002)

"For Internet astronomy newsgroup readers, Rod Mollise needs little introduction. He is one of the most knowledgeable guys around on anything to do with Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes … . It is not surprising that he has now put pen to paper and written this guide to commercial SCTs and Maksutovs. … In my opinion, Choosing and Using a Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope is the most informative and authoritative guide to SCTs and Maksutovs available and is an absolute ‘must have’ for both prospective purchasers and existing owners." (Gordon Nason, Astronomy & Space, December, 2001)

"Astronomy magazines are full of advertisements for Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes. … this book provides an excellent guide to all its various components, and the different accessories which can be added. … There’s a sensible guide to the objects that can be observed, and a realistic assessment of what is likely to be seen. … New owners, of a Schmidt-Cassegrain will learn almost everything they need to know; and old ones (like this reviewer) will be inspired to get out there again, with new techniques and goals." (Fiona Vincent, The Observatory, Vol.121 (1165), 2001)


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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By m.coward@react.org.uk on 2 Oct. 2001
Format: Paperback
As a experienced telescope user, committed astronomer and Astro Student, I would suggest that every serious user get a copy of this book. You might not own a "light-bucket" ... and have a simple 70mm ... but the tips and tricks are so very useful. I would not hesitate to recommend this publication to all who "know it all". My only hope that Mr Mollise write more like this. It sits proudly on my shelf .. and very well thumbed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By moxxyman on 19 Oct. 2010
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Rod Mollise is well known in the Astronomy community, for his frequent field trips, which he publishes weekly on his own blogspot.
His writings are educational, and often humorous. Most amature astronomers will be able to relate to his tribulations easily.

His book, ""Choosing and using a Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope", is clear, and covers all aspects of the title very adequately.
There are very few books which seek to enlighten and educate on this subject to any depth, and Rod's book helps fill the literal vacuum on this subject.
Completely recommended to all Amature Astronomers of all capabilities.
Because I was so impressed with it, I also purchased his other book "The Urban Astronomers Guide", which I also recommend without reservation.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By PL on 10 Mar. 2014
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Absolutely do not buy this book! Rod Mollise is a fabulously engaging writer and his books are always worth reading, but this is the first edition of this book and it is now so hopelessly out of date as to render it of no other than historical value. I note the following details listed under Amazon's product details for the publisher: "Springer 2001 edition (4 October 2013)" - whatever its meaning, what purpose does the "4 October 2013" date serve, except to mislead the buyer? The edition dated 29 December 2008 is now somewhat out of date but is still useful, and less than half the price listed for this edition. As regards this edition, what is the justification for charging nearly £35 for a book that ought to be pulped? I've spent thousands of pounds via Amazon over the last ten years and have never once felt the urge to write a negative review, but this is the first time that I have felt misled by them, indeed, so thoroughly cheated. One star is one too many.
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Great book if you want to know all about the smith-cass type of optical system and how to take care of it. Easy to understand and well written in plain speak. I bought it to get more knowledge on the subject and thanks to this book I went away and bought a different optical system. So in a way it saved me a lot of grief by buying the wrong optical system for my needs. Out of interest I bought a Newtonian system instead. Great book, expensive to buy, but saved me lots of money in the end.
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By bernard mcgrath on 12 April 2015
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Very happy with it.
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