Q&A: General Astronomy and Space Science
I am interested in selecting a telescope. Where does a novice
begin? Any books that you could recommend? My interest has been
sparked by the pictures from Chandra and Hubble.
We suggest you look at Sky and Telescope http://www.skypub.com/ for
information on telescopes. They are the experts on this sort of
thing. This best book we know of on the subject is Terence
Dickinson & Alan Dyer, The Backyard Astronomer's Guide
(Camden House Publishing. It is listed on amazon.com).