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"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 & Telescope magazine
"Star Ware condenses between two covers what would normally take a telescope buyer many months to accumulate."
John Shibley, Astronomy magazine
Now more than ever, the backyard astronomer has a dazzling array of choices when it comes to telescope shoppingwhich can make choosing just the right sky-watching equipment a formidable challenge.
In this revised and updated edition of Star Ware, the essential guide to buying astronomical equipment, award-winning astronomy writer Philip Harrington does the work for you, analyzing and exploring todays astronomy market and offering point-by-point comparisons of everything you need. Whether youre an experienced amateur astronomer or just getting started, Star Ware, Third Edition will prepare you to explore the farthest reaches of space with:
If you get this book, get the print edition. The kindle edition has two major problems. One is that the formatting of the comparison tables makes them completely unusable. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Lisa Nelson
Reading it now and recommended. This is the 4th (most recent) edition copyright 2007; already somewhat outdated. Read morePublished 7 months ago by THOMAS DEY
This is a pretty good book on astronomy items and things a person should become adept with in order to have good experience in astronomy.Published 10 months ago by morgan hall
Good place to learn a lot for Newbies, covers all aspects of astronomical hardware.Published 16 months ago by pdc0925
I basically bought this book to get current on the latest gear, it fills the bill in every way as far as that goes with tons of pertinent and useful data to help a person decide... Read morePublished 21 months ago by NH Man in the mountain
This is a great read, for the inexperienced and experienced stargazer alike. The newcomers will find everything they might need to know (or will find nice to know); the veterans... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Atjous
A true Guide that I would recommend to everyone starting to engage himself into the world of astronomy and celestial objects observing !Published 22 months ago by SlobodanRobert Milovic