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Author: John Rowland
Binding: Kindle Edition
Format: Kindle eBook
Studio: John Rowland
Label: John Rowland
Publisher: John Rowland
Manufacturer: John Rowland
List Price: £5.24

Product Description: A Guide to Practical Astronomy And More is a book for those who want to get going and actually do astronomy but are not quite sure how or where to start. It is well suited to parents who want to encourage their children but need some guidance, or anyone who wants to move forwards in this fascinating hobby and needs a source book to help them. It answers questions such as, Which are the best sky map apps to help find my way round the sky? What about planetarium software programs? Is there a local club I could join? Should I buy binoculars or a telescope? Where from? What should I look out for? Which type would be best for me? What about eyepieces and accessories?

With the emphasis very much on the practice of astronomy without spending a fortune, the book includes detailed and illustrated instructions on how someone with basic woodworking tools can actually make a powerful 5-inch diameter top quality refractor using bought-in components (such as the main lens) for a fraction of the cost of a bought one. Refractors are superb and easy-to-use telescopes yet few books explain how to make them. This book addresses that shortcoming and includes sources of supply and costs.

For those wishing to make the ultimate move of building their own observatory, the last chapter gives a photographic walk-through and guidance for constructing their own roll-off-roof observatory and adjoining warm room.

A major feature of the book is its 35-page glossary hyperlinked from the chapters, in which terms are not only defined but explained. This allows the reader to skip these links or follow them to learn more, depending on his or her level of knowledge.

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