Stargazing with a Telescope by Robin Scagell

Revised edition 2013

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This book is aimed at the beginner who has either just bought a telescope for astronomy or who wants to buy one. It gives help in choosing a telescope by explaining the jargon in the ads and detailing the points to look for depending on your own circumstances. There are chapters that explain how to set it up and find your first objects in the sky, and then develop your interest by buying accessories. There is a list of objects to observe from all locations.

Contents of this website:
About the book
More information and updates for readers
Help in choosing a telescope – an online guide
Telescope questions and answers
How to collimate a reflector
A short list of telescope reviews

My brief sky guide for this month (on the Society for Popular Astronomy Young Stargazers' site)

    Site updated 25 May 2014