By H. C. Pennington
From the Sky & Telescope Review
This “guide” is de facto even more than the identify may well recommend. it truly is half megastar atlas, half descriptive textual content, half telescope primer, and half method consultation, all held including the infectious enthusiasm of its writer. the complete first 3rd of the publication is chock jam-packed with useful details on telescopes and gazing. right here Pennington does an admirable activity of waiting for the problems novices face utilizing a telescope less than the evening sky for the 1st time—a viewpoint that's all too effortless for skilled observers to unfastened sight of. The wealth of valuable tips and the helpful details awarded within the starting chapters alongside justify the book's expense. . . . right here eventually is a sequence of drawings that correctly painting the telescopic visual appeal of all one hundred ten gadgets. those drawings are a superb source for the start Messier hunter and supply a much better illustration of the eyepiece view than the colour pictures that dominate astronomical literature. . . . Pennington has supplied the following smartest thing to having an skilled observer at your aspect guiding you in my view throughout the Messier record. And that's the place this publication rather belongs—at one's part within the box, accumulating dew correct besides the telescope, purple flashlight, and eyepieces.
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