A User's Guide to the Meade LXD55 and LXD75 Telescopes

Paperback | June 6, 2007

byMartin Peston

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This book offers a comprehensive introductory guide to "choosing and using" a series LXD55 or LXD75 computer-controlled ("goto") telescope, containing a wealth of useful information for both beginners and more advanced practical amateur astronomers. The manufacturer's manuals are not nearly detailed enough to be of real help to beginners. No other book offers advanced techniques for more experienced LXD series users.

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This book offers a comprehensive introductory guide to "choosing and using" a series LXD55 or LXD75 computer-controlled ("goto") telescope, containing a wealth of useful information for both beginners and more advanced practical amateur astronomers. The manufacturer's manuals are not nearly detailed enough to be of real help to beginne...

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This is a fully comprehensive guide to "choosing and using" the LXD55 / 75 computer-controlled - "go to" - series of telescopes. It is intended both for beginners and more advanced practical amateur astronomers.The LXD series of telescopes is unusual in having German Equatorial Mounts - GEMs - rather than the more common altazimuth des...

Martin Peston obtained a first-class degree in Astrophysics at QM & Westfield, University of London. He currently works as a Systems Analyst and has been involved in various UK space and defence projects.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:270 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.27 inPublished:June 6, 2007Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0387364897

ISBN - 13:9780387364896

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- Astronomy as a Hobby.- Choosing an LXD Telescope.- Setting Up the Telescope.- Polar Alignment and Goto Setup.- First Night's Observing.- Telescope Operations, Abilities and Observing Techniques.- The Universe at a Touch of a Button.- Connecting to a Personal Computer.- Taking Images.- Keeping Your Telescope in Peak Condition.- Gadgets and Gizmos.- Where Did It All Go Wrong.- Appendices.

Editorial Reviews

"Good news for all those who have found their Meade telescope just a tiny bit unfriendly. Tame the beast with this excellent book by our friend Martin Peston." (Brian May, banguniverse.com)"Many readers of my book Using the Meade ETX have told me that they keep the book handy when using their ETX telescope. I suspect that many LXD telescope users will keep A User's Guide to the Meade LXD55 and LXD75 Telescopes on hand as well. While no book will cover every topic or detail that the author wants to or should include, this book, in its 250 pages, has many techniques and tips that any level of LXD user will find valuable. I can heartily recommend this book to all LXD telescope users." (Mike Weasner, author of Using the Meade ETX, weasner.com)