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Author Covington, Michael A., 1957-

Title How to use a computerized telescope / Michael A. Covington
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 223 pages) : illustrations
Series Practical amateur astronomy
Practical amateur astronomy.
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Content; Part I Telescopes in general; Chapter 1 Welcome to amateur astronomy!; Chapter 2 How the sky moves; Chapter 3 How telescopes track the stars; Chapter 4 Using equatorial mounts and wedges; Chapter 5 Telescope optics; Chapter 6 Eyepieces and optical accessories; Chapter 7 Astrophotography; Chapter 8 Troubleshooting; Part II Three classic telescopes; Chapter 9 Three that led the revolution; Chapter 10 Meade LX200; Chapter 11 Celestron NexStar 5 and 8; Chapter 12 Meade Autostar (ETX and LX90); EXAMPLE OF FINDING A MESSIER OBJECT
Summary The first handbook that describes how to start observing the sky with a computerized telescope
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Computerized instruments -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Telescopes -- Automatic control -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Handbooks and manuals.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511251998 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
0511338090 (electronic bk.)
0521007909 (paperback)
9780511251993 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9780511338090 (electronic bk.)
9780521007900 (paperback)