The commercial availability of high-quality Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescopes (SCTs) has been a major factor in the upsurge of interest in amateur astronomy. Modern SCTs and other CATs - catadioptric (lens-mirror) telescopes - are incredibly capable tools for amateur astronomers. Models range from 31/2-inch portable instruments to 16-inch giants, and all sizes now have computer-control at least as an option. But because they are real scientific instruments, using them can sometimes be tricky. Rewarding but tricky. Choosing and Using a Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope is exactly what this book is about. It's a compilation of the hints, tips and general wisdom of many experienced SCT users, distilled by Rod Mollise, who has used SCTs -himself for some 25 years. If you own an SCT or Maksutov telescope, or are even thinking about purchasing one, then here is a book that is been written for you !