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Telescopes

  • Galileo's Visionsby Marco Piccolino; Nicholas J. Wade

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 64.99 US$ 58.49

    In a fascinating and accessible style, Marco Piccolino and Nick Wade analyse the scientific and philosophical work of Galileo Galilei from the particular viewpoint of his approach to the senses (and especially vision) as a means of acquiring trustworthy knowledge about the constitution of the world more...

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

    Springer New York 2013; US$ 37.32

    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...

  • Choosing and Using Astronomical Eyepiecesby William Paolini

    Springer New York 2013; US$ 42.66

    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 In addition to appealing to practical astronomers - and potentially saving them money - it is useful both as a historical reference and...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...

  • 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...

  • The NexStar User?s Guideby Michael Swanson

    Springer London 2012; US$ 23.94

    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...

  • 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...

  • Telescopes and Techniquesby C. R. Kitchin

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 42.66

    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...

  • 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...

  • One-Shot Color Astronomical Imagingby L. A. Kennedy

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 37.32

    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...

  • Astronomy with a Budget Telescopeby Patrick Moore; John Watson

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 39.46

    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...