Amateur Telescope Making / Edition 1

Amateur Telescope Making / Edition 1

by Stephen Tonkin
     
 

ISBN-10: 1852330007

ISBN-13: 9781852330002

Pub. Date: 12/11/1998

Publisher: Springer London

This book provides an introduction to the design of a variety of telescopes, mounts, and drives suitable for the home-constructor. Projects include instruments that range from a shoestring budget to specialist devices that are not commercially available. The skill level of each project is indicated and advice is provided as to what is sensible to construct, given

Overview

This book provides an introduction to the design of a variety of telescopes, mounts, and drives suitable for the home-constructor. Projects include instruments that range from a shoestring budget to specialist devices that are not commercially available. The skill level of each project is indicated and advice is provided as to what is sensible to construct, given what is commercially available. Hints and tips are included, as well as listings of reputable mail order sources of materials and components.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781852330002
Publisher:
Springer London
Publication date:
12/11/1998
Series:
The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series, #69
Edition description:
1999
Pages:
260
Sales rank:
1,041,256
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

I Shoestring Telescopes.- 1 A 6-inch f/5 Telescope.- 2 “Skinflint”: A 15.5-inch f/4.8 Reflector.- 3 An 80 mm RFT Refractor.- II Specialised Telescopes.- 4 Building A High-Contrast Planetary Newtonian.- 5 A Collapsible Refractor.- 6 The Construction of a Buchroeder Quad-Shiefspiegler.- 7 A Wright Camera.- 8 A Ball-Scope: The Best Portable Telescope!.- III Mounts.- 9 Equatorial Platforms.- 10 A Computerized Dobsonian.- 11 Parallelogram Binocular Mount.- IV Astrophotography.- 12 A Better Barn Door.- 13 “Skypod”: A Simple Sky-Tracker for Astrophotography.- 14 Building and Using a Cookbook CCD Camera.- 15 A Telescope Controller for Synchronous Motors.- V Appendices.- Appendix 1: Internet Resources.- Appendix 2: Contributors.- Appendix 3: References.- Appendix 4: Bibliography.

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