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Telescopes

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  • Eyes on the Skiesby Govert Schilling; Lars Lindberg Christensen

    Wiley 2011; US$ 45.00 US$ 38.50

    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...

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

    Springer London 2007; US$ 23.94

    This exciting, upbeat new guide provides an extensive overview of binoculars and telescopes. It includes detailed up-to-date information on sources, selection and use of virtually every major type, brand and model of such instruments on today?s market. more...

  • Observing the Sun with Coronado? Telescopesby Philip Pugh

    Springer New York 2007; US$ 31.61

    Scientists will often tell you that now is the most exciting time for a particular interest. We will always have just discovered or invented something that will ?revolutionize? something or the other. The computer on which I am typing this, for example, is four times faster than its predecessor and slightly cheaper. However, the last decade or so has... more...

  • Choosing and Using a New CATby Rod Mollise

    Springer New York 2009; US$ 28.73

    Commercial astronomical telescopes are increasingly complex, with sophisticated computers now the norm. This guide is designed to help astronomers understand these complex new instruments. The author has a proven track record in helping people enjoy astronomy. more...

  • The Science and Art of Using Telescopesby Philip Pugh

    Springer New York 2009; US$ 33.53

    Amateur astronomers have to start somewhere and this book explains how to get the best from entry-level equipment. It goes on to explain how to select equipment that is at the ?next level?, and describes how to use more advanced telescopes and accessories. more...

  • Choosing and Using a Refracting Telescopeby Neil English

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 38.31

    This is a comprehensive guide to buying, testing, and using a refracting telescope. It is written mainly for amateur astronomers who already own or are intending to purchase a refracting telescope, but will prove useful for non-astronomical observers. more...

  • Classic Telescopesby Neil English

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 37.32

    This book describes the telescopes built by such renowned makers as Dollond, Alvan Clark, Thomas Cooke & Sons, Carl Zeiss and others. Includes interviews with collectors of classic telescopes, and tips for readers on prospecting for and acquiring their own. 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...

  • Eyes on the Universeby Patrick Moore

    Springer London 2012; US$ 74.66

    Eyes on the Universe is an illustrated history of the telescope, beginning with pre-telescopic observatories and the refractors of Galileo, Lippershey and Digges, and ending with the most modern instruments including - of course - the Hubble Space Telescope. Written by Dr Patrick Moore CBE, to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the world's longest-running... more...

  • The Great Refractor of Meudon Observatoryby Audouin Dollfus

    Springer New York 2013; US$ 106.66

    This book recounts the history of the refractor telescope at Meudon, France, from the birth of the concept that drove Jules Janssen at the end of the nineteenth century, to the enormous progress it fostered in the visual observation of astronomical objects. more...