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- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 154.95
Francis Watkins was an eminent figure in his field of mathematical and optical instrument making in mid-eighteenth century London. Working from original documents, Brian Gee has uncovered the life and times of an optical instrument maker, who - at first glance - was not among the most prominent in his field. In fact, because Francis Watkins came from... more...
- Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 48.99
Galileo is known as a pioneer of science - especially of mechanics and astronomy - but far less attention has been paid to his work on the senses generally, and more specifically on vision. In this book, two experts on the history of science look at the novel ways in which Galileo looked at the heavens through his telescope, and, in the process, emphasised... more...
- Springer New York 2013; US$ 39.99
Anyone planning to purchase binoculars or telescopes for astronomy will find this book a treasure-trove of information and advice. It also supplies many useful tips on using astronomical telescopes or binoculars to get the best possible results. more...
- Springer New York 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 In addition to appealing to practical astronomers - and potentially saving them money - it is useful both as a historical reference and... more...
- Springer New York 2013; US$ 149.00
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...
- 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...
- Springer London 2012; US$ 99.00
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...
- Springer New York 2012; US$ 59.95
In its 3rd edition, this book is a guide to the mathematics, physics and practical techniques needed to use telescopes ranging in sophistication from small amateur models to the larger instruments installed at many colleges, and to observe objects in the sky. more...
- Springer New York 2012; US$ 39.95
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...
- Springer New York 2012; US$ 39.95
This book shows the most cost-effective and time-efficient ways to use one-shot CCD cameras for capturing deep-sky astronomical images, and discusses how to get the best performance out of equipment that exposes all three color images at once. more...