Amateur Telescope Making

Amateur Telescope Making

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Offers a variety of designs for telescopes, mounts and drives which are suitable for the home-constructor. The designs range from simple to advanced, but all are within the range of a moderately well-equipped home workshop. The book not only tells the reader what he can construct, but also what it is sensible to construct given what is available commercially. Thus each chapter begins with reasons for undertaking the project, then looks at theoretical consideration before finishing with practical instructions and advice. An indication is given as to the skills required for the various projects.--From publisher description.Steven Lee has successfully extended this principle to a 1 2.5 in (3 1 5 mm) telescope, showing, on the way, how a ... However, I was given a challenge to build a telescope which would best suit the needs of amateur astronomers who live inanbsp;...

Title:Amateur Telescope Making
Author:Stephen Tonkin
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 1999


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