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Telescopes

  • Francis Watkins and the Dollond Telescope Patent Controversyby Mr Brian Gee; Dr Anita McConnell; Dr 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...

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

    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...

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

    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...

  • Choosing and Using Astronomical Eyepiecesby William Paolini

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 In addition to appealing to practical astronomers - and potentially saving them money - it is useful both as a historical reference and...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

  • The Great Refractor of Meudon Observatoryby Audouin Dollfus

    Springer New York 2013; US$ 129.00

    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...

  • Eyes on the Universeby Patrick Moore

    Springer London 2012; US$ 99.00

    "By reading this book, one understands better how a TV programme like "the Sky at Night" may celebrate its 40th anniversary." Physicalia 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...

  • Classic Telescopesby Neil English

    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...

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

    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...

  • Astronomy with a Budget Telescopeby Patrick Moore; John Watson

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 39.99

    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...