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By Stephen F. Tonkin

increasingly more everyone is making the most of the quite low costs of astronomical gear. lots of those everyone is doing so with little wisdom of useful astronomy and, because the quantity of questions requested at astronomical society conferences and on web newsgroups attest, there's a desire for those inquiries to be spoke back in a single position. therefore this booklet. the basic premise at the back of AstroFAQs is that the start beginner astronomer needs to get "up and working" with the minimal hold up. A secondary premise is that anybody will greater delight in why anything is completed because it is that if there's an figuring out of the underlying rules. AstroFAQs addresses either those premises. AstroFAQs makes no pretence to enter nice intensity -that will be very unlikely in the sort of narrow quantity -but it is going to provide the kick-start you want to opt for and use your device successfully, and should take you to a degree of workmanship that's considerably greater than the "beginner" prestige. It makes use of a hierarchical part num­ bering procedure that simplifies cross-referencing. feedback for extra in-depth interpreting are given all through. a growing number of "newbie" astronomers are getting into this attention-grabbing pastime via buying one of many "gee­ whiz" GOTO telescopes, of which there's an expanding choice. those serve the desire to commence remark once attainable, yet they accomplish that at a value premium.

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