RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 858763722 LA English UL http://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=1398467 T1 Choosing and using astronomical eyepieces A1 Paolini, William., PB Springer PP New York YR 2013 SN 9781461477235 1461477239 1461477220 9781461477228 AB A valuable reference that fills a number of niches including that of a buyer's guide, technical desk reference and observer's field guide. It documents the past market and its evolution, right up to the present day. In addition to appealing to practical astronomers - and potentially saving them money - it is useful both as a historical reference and as a detailed review of the current market place for this bustling astronomical consumer product. What distinguishes this book from other publications on astronomy is the involvement of observers from all aspects of the astronomical community, and also the major manufacturers of equipment. It not only catalogs the technical aspects of the many modern eyepieces but also documents amateur observer reactions and impressions over the years, using many different eyepieces. Eyepieces are the most talked-about accessories and collectible items available to the amateur astronomer. No other item of equipment commands such vigorous debate, or has evolved into such a remarkable array of forms and functions.