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Telescopes

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  • Classic Telescopesby Neil English

    Springer 2012; US$ 39.95

    Classic telescopes are of interest to amateur astronomers for a variety of reasons. There are the dedicated collectors, but there are also many amateurs who love the nostalgia they inspire. These telescopes "feel" different from any contemporary telescope and perhaps have a unique ability to reconnect the owner to a bygone age of craftmanship.... more...

  • The Great Refractor of Meudon Observatoryby Audouin Dollfus

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    The large telescope at Meudon has become legendary. When it was conceived, after 1870, astronomy as a whole was limited to visual observation. Knowledge of the sky was limited to what one could see, assisted only by optical means. The large telescopes produced at this time produced larger images, permitting close-up views: the Meudon telescope was... more...

  • A Buyer's and User's Guide to Astronomical Telescopes and Binocularsby James Mullaney

    Springer 2013; US$ 39.99

    Amateur astronomers of all skill levels are always contemplating their next telescope, and this book points the way to the most suitable instruments. Similarly, those who are buying their first telescopes 'and these days not necessarily a low-cost one' will be able to compare and contrast different types and manufacturers. This exciting and revised... more...

  • Francis Watkins and the Dollond Telescope Patent Controversyby Brian Gee; Anita McConnell; A. D. Morrison-Low

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 154.95

    Working from original documents consulted for the first time, Brian Gee has uncovered the life and times of an eighteenth-century mathematical and optical instrument maker, Francis Watkins, who played an important role in one of the most significant legal cases to touch this profession, the patenting of the achromatic lens in telescopes. The book explains... more...

  • Care of Astronomical Telescopes and Accessoriesby M. Barlow Pepin

    Springer 2006; US$ 69.95

    This is complete guide for anyone who wants to understand more than just the basics of astronomical telescopes and accessories, and how to maintain them in the peak of condition. The latest on safely adjusting, cleaning, and maintaining your equipment is combined with thoroughly updated methods from the old masters. more...

  • Observing the Sun with Coronado Telescopesby Philip Pugh

    Springer 2007; US$ 39.95

    The Sun provides amateur astronomers with one of the few opportunities for daytime astronomy. In order to see the major features of our nearest star, special telescopes that have a very narrow visible bandwidth are essential. The bandwidth has to be as narrow as 1 A- 10-10 m (1 Angstrom) and centred on the absorption line of neutral hydrogen. This... more...

  • Choosing and Using a Refracting Telescopeby Neil English

    Springer 2010; US$ 39.95

    Choosing and Using a Refracting Telescope has been written for the many amateur astronomers who already own, or are intending to purchase, a refracting telescope -- perhaps to complement their existing arsenal of larger reflecting telescopes -- or for the specialist who requires a particular refractor for serious astronomical applications or nature... more...

  • Telescopes and Techniquesby C. R. Kitchin

    Springer 2012; US$ 59.95

    "Telescopes and Techniques" has proved itself in its first edition, having become probably one of the most widely used astronomy texts, both for numerate amateur astronomers and for astronomy and astrophysics undergraduates. The first and second editions of the book were widely used as set texts for introductory practical astronomy courses... more...

  • The Great Melbourne Telescopeby Richard Gillespie

    Museum Victoria 2011; US$ 23.99

    Erected at Melbourne Observatory in 1869, the telescope was the second largest in the world, designed to explore the nature of the nebulae in the southern skies. Richard Gillespie, head of the History and Technology department at the Melbourne museum has written an entertaining account of the telescope’s extraordinary history and tells the story... more...

  • Choosing and Using Astronomical Eyepiecesby William Paolini

    Springer 2013; US$ 44.99

    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... more...