Books by Philip S. Harrington

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Astronomy For All Ages

The Deep Sky: An Introduction


Star Ware, 4th edition

Star Watch

Touring the Universe Through Binoculars


Star Ware

Chapter 3.  

So You Want to Buy a Telescope


Topics covered On-line Bonus Material Recommended reading

Topics covered

  • Optical Quality

  • Telescope Point-Counterpoint

  • Telescope mounts

  • Your Tel-O-Scope

On-line Bonus Material

Recommended reading


    Web sites

  • great source for opinions on telescopes and astro-gear

  • Talking Telescopes: founded by Phil Harrington, this discussion group talks about all types of telescopes and related equipment