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Choosing and Using a Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope: A Guide to Commercial Scts and Maksutovs (Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series,)by Rod Mollise
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Amateur astronomy is becoming increasingly popular, mostly because of the availability of relatively low-cost astronomical telescopes such as the Schmidt-Cassegrain and Maksutovs. The author describes what these instruments will do, how to use them, and which are the best - he draws on 25-years of experience with telescopes. There are sections on accessories, observing techniques, and hints and tips on: cleaning, collimating, maintaining the telescope, mounting, using the telescope in various conditions, computer control, and imaging (wet, digital and CCD). This is the perfect book for amateur astronomers who are about to invest in a new Schmidt-Cassegrain or Maksutov telescope, or for those who already have one and want to get the most out of it.
This guide has sections on accessories, observing techniques, and hints and tips gleaned from experience with this type of telescope: cleaning, collimating, maintaining the telescope and mounting; using the telescope in various conditions; computer control; imaging (wet, digital and CCD).
Containing everything amateur astronomers need to know, this title from "Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series" features guidelines on the low-cost commercially made Schmidt-Cassegrain and Maksutov telescopes, what they will do and how to use them. It also offers sections on accessories, observing techniques, tips for cleaning and maintaining telescopes, and more.
Table of Contents
Preface.- Why a CAT? - What's a CAT?- Inside a CAT.- Which CAT?- The Out of Box Experience.- Accessories for your CAT.- From That Very First Night.- Care and Feeding of a CAT.- Keeping Your CAT Happy.- The Advanced CAT.- Afterword: 25 Years with a CAT.- Index.
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