By H. C. Pennington
From the Sky & Telescope Review
This “guide” is absolutely even more than the identify may well recommend. it's half big name atlas, half descriptive textual content, half telescope primer, and half process consultation, all held including the infectious enthusiasm of its writer. the full first 3rd of the publication is chock packed with useful details on telescopes and staring at. the following Pennington does an admirable task of looking ahead to the problems newbies face utilizing a telescope below the evening sky for the 1st time—a viewpoint that's all too effortless for skilled observers to unfastened sight of. The wealth of invaluable guidelines and the beneficial details provided within the establishing chapters alongside justify the book's cost. . . . the following ultimately is a sequence of drawings that safely painting the telescopic visual appeal of all a hundred and ten gadgets. those drawings are an excellent source for the start Messier hunter and supply a stronger illustration of the eyepiece view than the colour images that dominate astronomical literature. . . . Pennington has supplied the following smartest thing to having an skilled observer at your facet guiding you individually throughout the Messier record. And that's the place this booklet particularly belongs—at one's aspect within the box, gathering dew correct besides the telescope, crimson flashlight, and eyepieces.
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