Making Your Own Telescope

Making Your Own Telescope

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Complete, detailed instructions and numerous diagrams for constructing a do-it-yourself telescope. No complicated mathematics are involved, and no prior knowledge of optics or astronomy is needed to follow the text's step-by-step directions. Contents cover, among other topics, materials and equipment; tube parts and alignment; eyepieces, and related problems; setting circles; and optical principles. 1973 ed. Appendixes. Index. 6 plates. 100 figures.Such a telescope should reveal stars of magnitude 12.8, as compared with the 6th-magnitude limit of the unaided eye, and the 9thmagnitude limit of the average small binocular. ... He will leam how to make and test an optically plane surface.

Title:Making Your Own Telescope
Author:Allyn J. Thompson
Publisher:Courier Corporation - 2003


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