Best Telescopes Books

Here you will get Best Telescopes Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. 50 Things To See With A Small Telescope

Author: by John A Read
John A Read (May 19, 2013)
75 pages

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50 Things to See with a Small Telescope explores the planets, stars, galaxies and nebulae visible from your own backyard! The book includes easy to follow star maps and eclipse charts updated through the year 2030. With the “Telescope View” feature, you will see how objects appear when viewed through a small telescope.

This book will help you: – Choose the telescope that’s right for your budget – Identify prominent stars and major constellations – See bright nebulae and globular clusters – Explore the Moon and planets – View comets and asteroids – Track the Space Station and spot satellite flairs – So much more!

2. The Astronomy Book (Big Ideas)

Author: by DK
352 pages

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Since the dawn of humankind, people have looked upward to the heavens and tried to understand them. This encyclopedia takes you on an expedition through time and space to discover our place in the universe. We invite you to take a journey through the wonders of the universe.

Explore the cosmos, from planets to black holes, the Big Bang, and everything in-between! Get ready to discover the story of the universe one page at a time! This educational book for young adults will launch you on a wild trip through the cosmos and the incredible discoveries throughout history.

Filled to the brim with beautifully illustrated flowcharts, graphics, and jargon-free language, The Astronomy Book breaks down hard-to-grasp concepts to guide you in understanding almost 100 big astronomical ideas. Big IdeasHow do we measure the universe? Where is the event horizon?

What is dark matter? Now you can find out all the answers to these questions and so much more in this inquisitive book about our universe! Using incredibly clever visual learning devices like step-by-step diagrams, you’ll learn more about captivating topics from the Copernican Revolution.


Primary Composition Notebook Story Paper Journal: Dashed Midline And Picture Space School Exercise Book | 120 Story Pages | Red – Rocket (Outer Space Astronomy Series)

Author: by Petit Papillon Bleu
120 pages

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Primary Composition Notebook – Story Journal For Grades K-2 & 3Features Half Picture Space, Half Skip Line Spacing Large 8″x10″ (20.3×25. 4 cm) – 60 Sheets/120 Pages Softcover school notebook or composition book for kids in the early Grades K-2 & 3 Compatible with the commonly used D’Nealian, Zaner-Bloser and McDoughal Littell handwriting methods 5/8″ ruling, 5/16″ dashed midline & 5/16″ skip space Thicker baseline and slightly wider midline dashes makes handwriting practice easier for young learners A fun and colorful rocketship design that’s appealing to children of all agesSee our other styles in the Outer Space Astronomy series including Handwriting Practice Paper pages and Wide Ruled/Lined pages, search “Petit Papillon Bleu” on Amazon to see them all.

4. 50 Things to See with a Telescope: A young stargazer's guide

Author: by John A Read
72 pages

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Winner of the 2020 Simon Newcomb award for excellence in science communication, John A. Read covers everything needed to identify constellations, planets, stars, galaxies, nebulae and more. Inquisitive stargazers will find planet hunting and star hopping easy with clearly plotted routes and images of the sky both as seen by the naked eye and detailed views from a telescope.

Many fascinating cosmic objects can be easily spotted with the help of this book including beautiful Cassiopeia, regal Leo, the plentiful Kemble’s Cascade, the explosive Crab Nebula even the rings of Saturn! This easy to read, fully illustrated reference book will enrich every young person’s experience of the skies above.

For those living south of the equator, a Southern Hemisphere edition of this book will be available in early 2021.

5. The 100 Best Astrophotography Targets: A Monthly Guide for CCD Imaging with Amateur Telescopes (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series)

Author: by Ruben Kier
381 pages

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Any amateur astronomer who is interested in astrophotography, particularly if just getting started, needs to know what objects are best for imaging in each month of the year. These are not necessarily the same objects that are the most spectacular or intriguing visually.

The camera reveals different things and has different requirements. What objects in the sky tonight are large enough, bright enough, and high enough to be photographed? This book reveals, for each month of the year, the choicest celestial treasures within the reach of a commercial CCD camera.

Helpful hints and advice on framing, exposures, and filters are included. Each deep sky object is explained in beautiful detail, so that observers will gain a richer understanding of these astronomical objects. This is not a book that dwells on the technology of CCD, Webcam, wet, or other types of astrophotography.

Neither is it a book about in-depth computer processing of the images (although this topic is included). Detailed discussions of these topics can be found in other publications. This book focuses on what northern latitude objects to image at any given time of the year to get the most spectacular results.

6. The Dobsonian Telescope: A Practical Manual for Building Large Aperture Telescopes

Author: by David Kriege
475 pages

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This book tells how you can build a state-of-the-art Dobsonian telescope using readily available materials and supplies. Every step of construction is detailedin photographs and diagrams, and the underlying ideas are carefully explained. As a result of this three-year collaboration between authors David Kriege and Richard Berry, experienced and well-known telescope makers, you now have the opportunity to build a high-performance telescope from 14 inches to 40 inches aperture based on the thoroughly tested designs described in this book.

The Dobsonian telescope takes its name from the astronomer/philosopher John Dobson, who introduced the concept of inexpensive, large-aperture telescopes to astronomy. Amateur astronomers at the time were so amazed that a telescope builtfrom simple, inexpensive materials performed so well that they could hardly believe their eyes.

As home-built Dobsonians started showing up at star parties across the nation and people saw what Dobsonians could do, the word spread. In just a few years, the Dobsonian revolution swept the world. Since those early telescopes, Dobsonians have improved dramatically.

7. The Nuts and Bolts of Astrophotography Hardware Software and Images

Author: by Mr LeRoy John Goering
220 pages

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Astrophotography can be as complex as modern observatories or a simple as a cell phone behind a small scope. It is a very complex process, but made much easier with todays technology. There are dozens of mounts and optical tubes and cameras available to the amateur photographer with a wide range of costs.

This book reveals One Way to view and photograph deep space objects. It identifies and describes the components of my personal backyard observatory. At the core of the system is the Celestron CGEM 11″ EdgeHd. The telescope rides on the Celestron CGEM equatorial mount which is rated with a 40 lb capacity.

This setup is similar to many mid range systems from different manufacturers, some better than others, which provide a range of features. I have laid out the hardware and software components which were necessary to be successful with a system of this type.

The book lays out what I learned during development of this hobby. Included are basic descriptions of software tools, digital functions, and the processing steps required to get the best results from the raw images. The book includes a general overview of software functions and simple theory on cameras, OTA’s, and mounts.

8. Space Coloring Book – BLACK BACKGROUND – Galaxy Color By Number For Adults and Kids of All Ages: Planets Coloring Book Including Rockets, Stars, and … Number Coloring Books For Adults Black Pages)

Author: by Color Questopia
70 pages

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Midnight Edition Color by Number Space Coloring Book on black paper- Mosaic Space and Galaxy pictures that are fun to color! Enjoy hours of therapeutic coloring with detailed black background rockets, planets, and stars that you will love! This is the midnight edition of our Space Color By Number book.

Enjoy the most beautiful, relaxing yet challenging collection of dark space art for kids of all ages, as well as adults! If you know our books, and don’t love coloring in the white lines of the mosaics (which can be very detailed), this is the book for you!

All the lines are already filled in in black! The images in this jumbo colouring book include a wide variety of black background space scenes. Our talented artists will leave you with breathtaking finished images on large print pages that you can color, tear out, include in an album, or hang up if you like.

Why You will Love This Midnight Colour By Number Book with Black Pages Black pages and lines make it easier and faster for you to complete the image- there are no lines in our mosaics that you’ll need to fill in!

9. Star Ware: The Amateur Astronomer's Guide to Choosing, Buying, and Using Telescopes and Accessories

Author: by Philip S. Harrington

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Praise for Star Ware”Star Ware is still a tour de force that any experienced amateur will find invaluable, and which hardware-minded beginners will thoroughly enjoy.” Robert Burnham, Sky & Telescope magazine”Star Ware condenses between two covers what would normally take a telescope buyer many months to accumulate.” John Shibley, Astronomy magazineWhether you’re shopping for your first telescope or your fifth, don’t be surprised if you feel overwhelmed by the dazzling array of product choices, bells and whistles, and the literature that describes them all.

That’s why you need Star Ware. In this revised and updated Fourth Edition of the essential guide to comparing and selecting sky-watching equipment, award-winning astronomy writer Philip Harrington takes you telescope shopping the easy way. He analyzes and explains today’s astronomy market and compares brands and models point by point.

Star Ware gives you the confidence you need to buy the telescope and accessories that are right for you and the knowledge to get the most out of your new purchase, with:*Extensive, expanded reviews of leading models and accessories-including dozens of new products*A clear, step-by-step guide to every aspect of selecting telescopes, binoculars, filters, mounts, lenses, cameras, film, star charts, guides and references, and much more*Ten new do-it-yourself projects for building your own astronomical equipment*Easy tips on setting up, using, and caring for telescopes and other astronomical equipment*Lists of where to find everything astronomical, including Web sites and resources; distributors, dealers, and conventions; and corporate listings for products and services

10. How To Use An Astronomical Telescope

Author: by James Muirden
400 pages

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Astronomy has never been a more popular pastime than it is today. The increased availability of less expensive, more powerful, and more sophisticated telescopes has given rise to a new generation of stargazers. And for these beginning astronomers here is the comprehensive book covering everything from the difficult task of selecting an instrument to the equally daunting choices that arise when a telescope is turned to the heavens.

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.

11. Space Coloring Book For Adults For Adults And Kids of All Ages – Galaxy Color by Number: Planets and Stars to Discover (Fun Adult Color By Number Coloring)

Author: by Color Questopia
66 pages

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Relax and delve into a world of color by number made just for you! This adult coloring book of relaxing mosaic space and planet images will put your mind at ease as you let your cares slip away and enjoy coloring these beautiful galaxies and solar systems.

The images in this book include a wide variety of beautiful planets, galaxies and views from space. Our professional artists will leave you with breathtaking finished images that you can color, tear out and hang up if you like. You will feel your stress melting away as you follow the simple number scheme with the colors listed, or go ahead and fill the images with your own favorite colors!

Each image is printed on high-quality paper and every drawing is followed by a blank sheet of paper so you never have to worry about tearing individual images out of the book. You will get: 20 mosaic space, planet, and galaxy designs and illustrations Single sided pages that are great for framing Premium shiny finish cover design Large 8.

12. Star Testing Astronomical Telescopes: A Manual for Optical Evaluation and Adjustment

Author: by Harold Richard Suiter
364 pages

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Many observers harbor misgivings about their telescope. The manufacturer may have guaranteed accuracy to one-quarter wavelength or as diffraction-limited but most telescope users have, at best, only a hazy idea of how to personally verifying such claims. Sure, there are ways to check the accuracy of individual components but for many they are hard to understand or require costly reference optics and other test equipment.

Besides, telescope users are interested in the performance of the entire optical train, not just the main optical element. What is really needed is a test that can be used at the observing site, so that all the problems that impact on a telescope’s performance can be diagnosed.

Isn’t there a simpler and more complete way than the complicated shop tests? Yes, the star test is such a method. It uses the entire working telescope. It isnot a poor substitute or a work-around that uses bits and pieces of the optical system.

It is the oldest and most sensitive of the optical tests an inspection of the diffraction image itself. Star-test results apply to the complete imaging performance of the telescope. The star test is lightning-fast and requires only a good high-power eyepiece.

13. Setting-Up a Small Observatory: From Concept to Construction (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series)

Author: by David Arditti
251 pages

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Arditti’s approachable work covers the all the details of design, siting and construction once a basic type has been decided upon. It is written in a way that is equally applicable to the USA and UK (where there are slightly different building regulations) and deals with matters that are basic to building and commissioning any amateur observatory.

Uniquely, David Arditti also considers the aesthetics of amateur observatories fitting them in with family and neighbors, and maybe disguising them as more common garden buildings if necessary. Every amateur astronomer who wants a purpose-built observatory (and let’s face it, which one of them doesn’t?

Will find this book invaluable.

14. Choosing and Using Astronomical Eyepieces (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series)

Author: by William Paolini
460 pages

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A valuable reference that fills a number of niches including that of a buyer’s guide, technical desk reference and observer’s field guide. It documents the past market and its evolution, right up to the present day. In addition to appealing to practical astronomers – and potentially saving them money – it is useful both as a historical reference and as a detailed review of the current market place for this bustling astronomical consumer product.

What distinguishes this book from other publications on astronomy is the involvement of observers from all aspects of the astronomical community, and also the major manufacturers of equipment. It not only catalogs the technical aspects of the many modern eyepieces but also documents amateur observer reactions and impressions over the years, using many different eyepieces.

Eyepieces are the most talked-about accessories and collectible items available to the amateur astronomer. No other item of equipment commands such vigorous debate, or has evolved into such a remarkable array of forms and functions. ‘Choosing and Using Astronomical Eyepieces’ provides a vast amount of reference material to point readers towards the best buys and the right eyepieces for different kinds of observing.