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The 20-cm Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope


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List of illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. History and development of the 20-cm Schmidt-Cassegrain; 2. First observation - the Moon; 3. Planets, double stars and other bright things; 4. Deep sky; 5. A couple of interesting problems; 6. Some accessories for the telescope; 7. Observing with friends; 8. Projects; 9. Photography; 10. Photometers, computers, image intensifiers and television; 11. Afterword; Ten appendices; Index.

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A complete 2004 how-to guide, packed with advice on the most popular telescope in the world.


' ... walks the reader through all sorts of projects, gives tips on photography and presents a survey of accessories useful for both types of activities. Appendices tell the reader how to polar align, collimate and clean the telescope ... this book does an excellent job in conveying the 8-inch SCT's exciting potential. People who own, or are planning to buy, this type of scope will want to examine this book.' Astronomy 'A useful book for Schmidt-Cassegrain owners or those considering the purchase of one.' Astronomy & Space

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