Choosing and Using Astronomical Eyepieces [electronic resource] / by William Paolini.Material type: TextSeries: The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series: Publisher: New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 2013Description: XVIII, 442 p. 268 illus., 51 illus. in color. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781461477235Subject(s): Physics | Observations, Astronomical | Astronomy -- Observations | Astronomy | Microwaves | Optical engineering | Physics | Astronomy, Observations and Techniques | Popular Science in Astronomy | Microwaves, RF and Optical Engineering | Física y Astronomía | Física y AstronomíaAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 520 LOC classification: QB4Online resources: Texto completo
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Preface.- Part I: Background.- Chapter 1: Introducing the Astronomical Eyepiece -- Chapter 2: Choosing Eyepieces and Observing Strategies -- Chapter 3: Eyepieces for Celestial Targets and Accessories -- Chapter 4: Popular Eyepieces by AFOV Class -- Chapter 5: Advice from the Amateur Astronomer Community.- Part II: Desk Reference of Astronomical Eyepieces.- Chapter 6: How to Use This Guide -- Chapter 7: Agena to Docter -- Chapter 8: Edmund Scientific to Nikon -- Chapter 9: Olivon to Surplus Shed -- Chapter 10: Takahashi to Zooming Eyepieces.- Appendix A: Formulas and Optical Design Data -- Appendix B: Eyepiece Performance Classes -- Appendix C: Glossary of Terms.- Index.
This valuable reference fills a number of needs in the field of astronomical eyepieces, including that of a buyer's guide, observer's field guide and technical desk reference. It documents the past market for eyepieces and its evolution right up to the present day. In addition to appealing to practical astronomers - and potentially saving them money - it is useful both as a historical reference and as a detailed review of the current market place for this bustling astronomical consumer product. What distinguishes this book from other publications on astronomy is the involvement of observers from all aspects of the astronomical community, and also the major manufacturers of equipment. It not only catalogs the technical aspects of the many modern eyepieces but also documents amateur observer reactions and impressions of their utility over the years, using many different eyepieces. Eyepieces are the most talked-about accessories and collectible items available to the amateur astronomer. No other item of equipment commands such vigorous debate, or has evolved into such a remarkable array of forms and functions. But because of such riches, it is easy to get lost when trying to decide on what eyepieces to buy. This book will help readers choose the best eyepiece for them now and continue to serve as a treasure trove of information for years to come!