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|Title: How to Use an Astronomical Telescope: A Beginner's Guide to Observing the Cosmos|
By: James Muirden
Number of Pages: 400
Vendor: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 1988
|Dimensions: 9.21 X 6.17 X 0.98 (inches)|
Weight: 1 pound 4 ounces
Stock No: WW64042
Renowned British astronomer and author James Muirden takes the fledgling astronomer by the hand in his new book, offering tips on:
* the purchase, assembly, and orientation of your new telescope
* how to observe and chart the Sun, Moon, planets, stars and comets
* how to investigate the deep-sky objects -- clusters, nebulae, and other galaxies beyond the Milky Way
The final chapter, "Windows into Space," explores ten carefully selected regions featuring noteworthy examples of double stars, galaxies, and nebulae, as well as more obscure objects seldom examined by astronomers.
How to Use an Astronomical Telescope offers completely revised and updated location charts with detailed coordinates, tables, appendixes, and numerous illustrations and photographs, making it the essential volume for one's first exploration of the cosmos.
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