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"If the pure and elevated pleasure to be derived from the
possession and use of a good telescope...were generally known, I am certain that
no instrument of science would be more commonly found in the homes of
So wrote Garrett Serviss in his book PLEASURES OF THE
TELESCOPE nearly 100 years ago. The telescope market is radically different than
it was in the days of Serviss. Back then, amateur astronomy was an activity of
the wealthy. By contrast, we live in an age that thrives on choice. Amateur
astronomers must now wade through an ocean of literature and propaganda before
being able to select a telescope intelligently. For many a budding astronomer,
this chore appears overwhelming.
Star Ware examines today's astronomical marketplace. Where is the best place to buy a telescope? Is there one
telescope that does everything well? You will find the answer in the pages of
417 pages; Dimensions (in inches): 0.97 x 9.28 x 7.64
- Publisher: John Wiley &
Sons; ISBN: 0471750638; 4th edition (April 2007)
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Library of Congress Catalog Data
||Book (Print, Microform, Electronic, etc.)
||Star ware : the amateur
astronomerís guide to choosing, buying, and using telescopes and
accessories / Philip S. Harrington.
||Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2007.
||Includes bibliographical references and
||QB88 .H37 2002