Setting-Up a Small Observatory: From Concept to Construction / Edition 1

Setting-Up a Small Observatory: From Concept to Construction / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0387345213
ISBN-13:
9780387345215
Pub. Date:
12/17/2007
Publisher:
Springer New York

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Setting-Up a Small Observatory: From Concept to Construction / Edition 1

Arditti’s approachable work covers the all the details of design, siting and construction – once a basic type has been decided upon. It is written in a way that is equally applicable to the USA and UK (where there are slightly different building regulations) and deals with matters that are basic to building and commissioning any amateur observatory. Uniquely, David Arditti also considers the aesthetics of amateur observatories – fitting them in with family and neighbors, and maybe disguising them as more common garden buildings if necessary. Every amateur astronomer who wants a purpose-built observatory (and let’s face it, which one of them doesn’t?) will find this book invaluable.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780387345215
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 12/17/2007
Series: The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series
Edition description: 2008
Pages: 235
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

-Introduction. -Telescopes and techniques. -The observatory site: fitting-it in. -Types of observatories. -To build or buy. -Techniques of construction. -Some case studies. -Finishing the observatory. -Organising the observatory. -Comfort and convenience. -Getting the best from equipment. -Appendices.

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