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By Martin Peston

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This ebook deals a complete introductory consultant to "choosing and using" a chain LXD55 or LXD75 computer-controlled ("goto") telescope, containing a wealth of precious info for either novices and extra complicated functional beginner astronomers. The manufacturer’s manuals usually are not approximately targeted adequate to be of actual aid to newcomers. No different ebook bargains complicated recommendations for more matured LXD sequence users.

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These templates are freely available from the British Astronomical Association. Youcan produce your own observing template using any word processing package. Alternatively, there are various astronomy computer programs and on-line facilities available on the internet for recording amateur astronomical observations. Their websites are listed in Appendix D. Getting More Information Astronomy resources are vast and cater for all astronomers; from the beginner to the very advanced . You may already have in your collection numerous astronomical materials that you refer to on a regular basis.

What is needed is a telescope that is relatively lightweight without compromising stability and shaped such, that carrying it outside is manageable. The counterweights and the mount components are typically the heaviest to handle. The telescope optical tube is the bulky part and special care needs to be taken when handling it. I The LXD Telescope Seri~s ___ J Now I have discussed the types of instrumentation on offer let's talk briefly about the LXD telescopes. 1. 3 f/8 f/5 f/4 f/4 fllO f/5 Achromatic Refractor Achromatic Refractor Schmidt-Newtonian Schmidt-Newtonian Schmidt-Newtonian Schmidt-Cassegrain Newtonian ReAector Meade no longer produces the LXD55 models and only generally available through outlets such as auction sites, or private owners as second hand.

There are accessories available that invert the image the 'right' way up; however, they are more appropriately used for viewing terrestrial objects rather than astronomical objects. To help the observer become familiar with inverted images of astronomical objects many astronomy books tend to show maps of the Moon and images of Planets with south at the top just as if they were viewed through a refractor. Refractors tend to be mainly used for solar system observing rather than deep sky observing such as Galaxies or Nebulae.

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