Choosing an LXD Telescope

  • Martin Peston
Part of the Patrick Moore’s Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)


When I was about 11 years old my interest in Astronomy had grown so much that I was encouraged by my parents to pursue it further by buying for me books and videos on the subject. One day, for my birthday they took me to a photographic shop in London to buy a telescope. When we walked into the shop, what I saw displayed in the corner made my heart pound and my senses whirl. There were four or five telescopes, on big tripods, looking like they had just landed from outer space! I was thrilled to bits that I was about to own my first ever telescope.


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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Peston
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  1. 1.RomfordEssexUK

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