Praise for Star Ware
"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
Whether you're shopping for your first telescope or your fifth, don't be surprised if you feel overwhelmed by the dazzling array of product choices, bells and whistles, and the literature that describes them all. That's why you need Star Ware.
In this revised and updated Fourth Edition of the essential guide to comparing and selecting sky-watching equipment, award-winning astronomy writer Philip Harrington takes you telescope shopping the easy way. He analyzes and explains today's astronomy market and compares brands and models point by point. Star Ware gives you the confidence you need to buy the telescope and accessories that are right for you and the knowledge to get the most out of your new purchase, with:
Extensive, expanded reviews of leading models and accessoriesincluding dozens of new products
A clear, step-by-step guide to every aspect of selecting telescopes, binoculars, filters, mounts, lenses, cameras, film, star charts, guides and references, and much more
Ten new do-it-yourself projects for building your own astronomical equipment
Easy tips on setting up, using, and caring for telescopes and other astronomical equipment
Lists of where to find everything astronomical, including Web sites and resources; distributors, dealers, and conventions; and corporate listings for products and services
This book is easy to read and understand.
Phil brings a personal side to this book, he has actually used a lot of the equipment himself, and most of the information is up to date.
After reading Phil's book Star Ware, I would not think of buying anything for my telescope without looking it up in his book.
Good place to learn a lot for Newbies, covers all aspects of astronomical hardware.Published 1 month 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 6 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 6 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 7 months ago by SlobodanRobert Milovic
This book is very easy to read, and extremely helpful if you are in the market for a telescope. The types of instruments available, and which ones are good for viewing which... Read morePublished 7 months ago by K Day
Just a great book and guide for any amateur (and non-amateur for that matter) astronomer. Its a great reference to have ... Read morePublished 9 months ago by The Happy Woodworker
every five star commentary is right on. read them all and buy the book before ever considering the purchase of a telescope or astronomical binoculars. outstanding!Published 11 months ago by Thomas De Voe Worthen
When I became interested in taking up astronomy, I quickly realized there were many options some - which can run into quite a bit of money. Read morePublished 12 months ago by S. Malley
If you are thinking about buying a telescope, hold off until after you read this book. I got a toy telescope for Christmas when I was a kid and was initially excited but quickly... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Ghost Writer