STAR WARE (4E EDITION)
Philip S. Harrington holds degrees in mechanical engineering and science education. As a contributing editor for Astronomy magazine, he writes reviews of astronomical equipment as well as a monthly column on binocular astronomy. He is the author of the three previous editions of Star Ware as well as Star Watch, Touring the Universe through Binoculars, and Eclipse!
"Star Ware is still a tour de force that any experienced amateur will find invaluable, and which hardware-minded beginners will thoroughly enjoy."
-Robert Burnham, Sky and Telescope magazine
Now more than ever, the backyard astronomer has a dazzling array of choices when it comes to telescope shopping. In this fully updated edition of Star Ware, award-winning astronomy writer Philip Harrington provides extensive reviews of all the latest astronomical equipment, from the most popular telescopes to hard-to-find accessories. He offers step-by-step guidance in all aspects of purchasing; presents tips and tricks for the set-up, care, and maintenance of astronomical equipment; and includes updated lists of related Web sites.