Astronomy Basics

  • Michael W. Swanson
Part of the Patrick Moore’s Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)


Before we continue it is important to have a basic knowledge of general astronomy. This chapter provides just that type of information; we will pick up again with NexStar telescopes in the next chapter. Let’s avoid the heavy theory and complex diagrams- think of this as “Astronomy Light” (no pun intended).


Focal Length Open Cluster Star Cluster Planetary Nebula Kuiper Belt 
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