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- Springer London 2006; Not Available
Commercially-made astronomical telescopes are better and less expensive than ever before, and their optical and mechanical performance can be superb. When a good-quality telescope fails to perform as well as it might, the reason is quite probably that it needs a little care and attention! Here is a complete guide for anyone who wants to understand... more...
- Springer New York 2010; US$ 34.95
This is a book about making telescopes from available parts. It provides guidance on where to look and what to look for in selecting items for telescope making and explains how to assemble these components to produce an excellent instrument on a tight budget. more...
- Springer New York 2011; US$ 269.00
This book presents tools of integrated modeling together with concepts of ground-based telescopes. It also describes modeling of optical systems, structures, wavefront control systems with emphasis on segmented mirror control and active and adaptive optics. more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 45.00 US$ 31.50
Adopted as the official book of the International Year of Astronomy (IYA) 2009, this stunningly illustrated history of telescopic discovery spans the range from the first telescopes via the Hubble Space Telescope to next generation platforms, and how they have changed and continue to change our view of the universe, our place in it and where it all... more...
- Springer New York 2012; US$ 49.99
In its Second Edition, this complete guide to buying and using a low-cost amateur astronomical telescope updates computer controls, digital cameras, dropping prices and rising quality of devices. Offers reviews and test reports on available budget telescopes. more...
- Springer New York 2010; US$ 39.95
I have owned telescopes for over 25 years since I was a young lad. I purchased an LXD55 AR-6 Refractor in 2002, and was one of the first to own one in the UK. I am also a proud owner of an LXD75 SC-8. Armed with these two very different telescopes, I have spent many hours searching the skies for interesting objects using Meade's Autostar Goto facility.... more...
- Springer London 2012; US$ 34.95
Michael Swanson?s online discussions with literally thousands of NexStar owners made it clear that there was a desperate need for a book such as this ? one that provides a complete, detailed guide to buying, using and maintaining NexStar telescopes. Although this book is highly comprehensive, it is suitable for beginners ? there is a chapter on "Astronomy... more...