This is a 1994 guide to the use of the most popular telescope in
the world, the 20-cm (8-in) Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope. This
compact instrument revolutionized amateur astronomy and
astrophotography, and more than ten thousand are purchased each
year. Peter Manly, a devotee and keen user of the
Schmidt-Cassegrain, takes the telescope owner through all aspects
of using the telescope in easy stages. It starts with techniques
for viewing the Moon, then takes the observer through our planetary
system and on to the deep sky, where nebulae and galaxies are
treated extensively. There are interesting projects to try, such as
observing the nearest star and chasing eclipses. A full range of
telescope accessories and detectors is described, together with
advice on their use, and suggestions for projects. The 40-page
appendix is packed with hard-to-find practical information,
arranged in ten separate sections.
Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
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Peter L. Manly
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