Choosing and Using a Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

A Guide to Commercial SCTs and Maksutovs

  • Authors
  • Rod Mollise

Part of the Patrick Moore’s Practical Astronomy series book series (PATRICKMOORE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Rod Mollise
    Pages 1-10
  3. Rod Mollise
    Pages 11-18
  4. Rod Mollise
    Pages 19-40
  5. Rod Mollise
    Pages 41-102
  6. Rod Mollise
    Pages 127-161
  7. Rod Mollise
    Pages 295-346
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 355-360

About this book


Amateur astronomy is becoming more and more popular, mostly because of the availability of relatively low-cost astronomical telescopes of superb quality - commercially-made Schmidt-Cassegrain and Maksutovs. Rod Mollise's book contains everything amateur astronomers need to know about these telescopes. Featuring (but not exclusively) the ubiquitous Meade and Celestron ranges, he describes what these instruments will do, how to use them, and which are the best to choose. This book includes everything! There are sections on accessories, observing techniques, and hints and tips gleaned from his 25 years experience with this type of telescope: cleaning, collimating, maintaining the telescope and mounting; using the telescope in various conditions; computer control; imaging (wet, digital and CCD). This is the perfect book for amateur astronomers who are about to invest in a new Schmidt-Cassegrain or Maksutov telescope, or for those who already have one and want to get the best out of it.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-85233-631-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-0227-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-9756
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