Go-To Telescopes Under Suburban Skies

Go-To Telescopes Under Suburban Skies

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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 a€˜go-toa€™ telescope. The advantage of the a€˜go-toa€™ capability is enormous a€“ the telescope can be aimed at any object in the sky with great speed and accuracy a€“ 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 a€˜nightly toursa€™ that feature on the telescopea€™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.The Christmas Tree Cluster is, as its name suggests, an arrangement of stars that really does look a bit like a childa#39;s drawing of ... Pitch black skies are essential, and a narrowband filter will be very useful for cutting out skyglow and making the anbsp;...

Title:Go-To Telescopes Under Suburban Skies
Author:Neale Monks
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2010-09-14


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