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50 Things To See With A Small Telescope Paperback – 19 May 2013
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- Publisher : John a Read (19 May 2013)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 76 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0615826717
- ISBN-13 : 978-0615826714
- Item Weight : 113 g
- Dimensions : 15.24 x 0.43 x 22.86 cm
- Country of Origin : USA
- Best Sellers Rank: #247,037 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I bought this book because it is currently a bestseller on US Amazon so I thought it had to be good. In actual fact, it is not very good at all, in fact I am amazed how bad it is and yet how highly rated it is by other readers. Knowing that it was taken from a blog, I thought it would be full of interesting stories and insights as well as tips for observing. In fact it contains hardly any of this. The pictures are not very good reproductions and the diagrams while clear are rather amateurish. The text is only barely useful and could be much more informative. I also disagree with the author that the size of the telescope matters more than anything else and hence a Dobsonian is the telescope to buy. I would recommend a refractor with a solid mount and if you can afford it, go-to (especially if you live in a light-polluted area). Dobs are tricky to keep steady, cannot track objects and need collimating which is both tricky and complicated. The author even recommends a 12" Dob; I have one and they take up a lot of space and are very heavy to move--I never use it. Even more annoying is that the author only having fifty objects to cover wastes them on non-astronomical objects such as birds(!), helicopters and cityscapes. Don't waste your money on this book, there are plenty of good books out there such as the superb Turn Left at Orion, Nightwatch, The Backyard Astronomer's guide and Kinzer's Stargazing Basics. Even the very basic 2017 Guide to the Night Sky is better value than this. I would not even recommend it for children (for young children I would go for Rey's classic The Stars and for older children TLO).