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Go-To Telescopes Under Suburban Skies

  • Neale Monks

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Neale Monks
    Pages 1-13
  3. Neale Monks
    Pages 15-66
  4. Neale Monks
    Pages 67-113
  5. Neale Monks
    Pages 115-173
  6. Neale Monks
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 225-260

About this book

Introduction

For the last four centuries stargazers have turned their telescopes to the night skies to look at its wonders, but only in this age of computers has it become possible to let the telescope find for you the object you are looking for! So-called “go-to” telescopes are programmed with the locations of thousands of objects, including dazzling distant Suns, stunning neighboring galaxies, globular and open star clusters, the remnants of past supernovae, and many other breathtaking sights. This book does not tell you how to use your Go-to telescope. Your manual will help you do that. It tells you what to look for in the deep sky and why, and what equipment to best see it with. Organized broadly by what is best for viewing in the northern hemisphere in different seasons, Monks further divides the sights of each season into groupings such as “Showpiece Objects,” “Interesting Deep Sky Objects,” and “Obscure and Challenging Deep Sky Objects.” He also tells what objects are visible even in light-polluted skies. So armed with your go-to telescope, find an ideal viewing site or set up your telescope in your own backyard. Either way, you’re in for some fun!

Keywords

Computer-controlled telescopes Computerized telescopes Deep-sky objects Observing the deep sky computers find celestial objects go-to telescopes stars

Authors and affiliations

  • Neale Monks
    • 1
  1. 1.BerkhamstedUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6851-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-6850-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-6851-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-9756
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