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Star Ware The Amateur Astronomer's Guide to Choosing, Buying, and Using Telescopes and Accessories

ISBN-10: 0471750638
ISBN-13: 9780471750635
Edition: 4th 2007 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

Praise for Star Ware "Star Ware is still a tour de force that any experienced amateur will find invaluable, and which hardware-minded beginners will thoroughly enjoy." - Robert Burnham, Sky & Telescope magazine "Star Ware condenses between two covers what would normally take a telescope buyer many months to accumulate." - John Shibley, Astronomy magazine Whether youre shopping for your first telescope or your fifth, dont be surprised if you feel overwhelmed by the dazzling array of product choices, bells and whistles, and the literature that describes them all. Thats why you need Star Ware. In this revised and updated Fourth Edition of the essential guide to comparing and selecting sky-watching equipment, award-winning astronomy writer Philip Harrington takes you telescope shopping the easy way. He analyzes and explains todays astronomy market and compares brands and models point by point. Star Ware gives you the confidence you need to buy the telescope and accessories that are right for you and the knowledge to get the most out of your new purchase, with: Extensive, expanded reviews of leading models and accessories-including dozens of new products A clear, step-by-step guide to every aspect of selecting telescopes, binoculars, filters, mounts, lenses, cameras, film, star charts, guides and references, and much more Ten new do-it-yourself projects for building your own astronomical equipment Easy tips on setting up, using, and caring for telescopes and other astronomical equipment Lists of where to find everything astronomical, including Web sites and resources; distributors, dealers, and conventions; and corporate listings for products and services

Preface to the Fourth Edition
Acknowledgments
Parlez-Vous "Telescope"?
In the Beginning...
So You Want to Buy a Telescope!
Two Eyes Are Better Than One
Attention Shoppers!
The "Eyes" Have It
The Right Stuff
The Homemade Astronomer
Till Death Do You Part
A Few Tricks of the Trade
Epilogue
Specs at a Glance
Eyepiece Marketplace
The Astronomical Yellow Pages
An Astronomer's Survival Guide
Astronomical Resources
English/Metric Conversion
Star Ware Reader Survey
Index

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