Amateur astronomy is becoming increasingly popular, mostly because of the availability of relatively low-cost astronomical telescopes such as the Schmidt-Cassegrain and Maksutovs. The author describes what these instruments will do, how to use them, and which are the best - he draws on 25-years of experience with telescopes. There are sections on accessories, observing techniques, and hints and tips on: cleaning, collimating, maintaining the telescope, mounting, using the telescope in various conditions, computer control, and imaging (wet, digital and CCD). This is the perfect book for amateur astronomers who are about to invest in a new Schmidt-Cassegrain or Maksutov telescope, or for those who already have one and want to get the most out of it.A Guide to Commercial SCTs and Maksutovs Rod Mollise ... 351 SA2000, 158 Saturn, 192 Schmidt camera, 15 Schmidt-Cassegrain, 16 scientific contribution, 349 SCT buyera#39;s guide, 50 SCT ... 138 T-rings, 308 tangent arm, 30, 118 Tele Vue Naglers, 135 Tele Vue Panoptics, 137 Tele Vue Radians, 138 telescope focusing, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Choosing and Using a Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-06|