Afterword: The Little ‘Scope That Could

  • Neil T. English
Part of the The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)


We have now reached the end of our journey, exploring the many virtues of the ShortTube 80 telescope and exploring the wealth of objects in the night sky that is accessible to this instrument. The fact that it has survived so many changes in the market since it was first conceived of some three decades ago is a remarkable fact in its own right, and this no doubt can be attributed to its versatility as a small, inexpensive, and ultraportable telescope that can be used in many different ways by amateur astronomers, astro-imagers, birders, and other nature lovers. Its robust, hassle free design and low cost dissipates any anxiety a user might have in damaging it. Seen in this light, the ShortTube 80 is the ultimate stress-free telescope on the market.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Neil T. English
    • 1
  1. 1.Fintry, GlasgowUK

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