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Amateur telescope making.

Amateur telescope making.

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Published by Munn and co. in [New York] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Reflecting telescopes.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementAlbert G. Ingalls, editor ... with a foreword by Dr. Harlow Shapley.
    ContributionsIngalls, Albert G. ed.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQB88 .A6 1935
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 499 p.
    Number of Pages499
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6333989M
    LC Control Number36004965
    OCLC/WorldCa1178152

    This is by far the best looking mirror blank I have ever slumped. Since retirement he has allowed the addiction to occupy a large part of his enthusiasm, as is made evident by Figure 2. Click on the photo for more information. After his discharge he did graduate work in Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Maryland. The seeing was exceptionally fine that night and only minimal post-processing was needed to bring out the detail in the cloud bands on the planet.

    It gives me 40 minutes of tracking time. Check out how I do it. The stories of how the telescope makers over came challenges is also rather interesting. You can build a better telescope than you can buy. It also includes in-depth information about grinding and figuring the mirror. Al uses one of my light-weight, honeycomb-back mirrors.

    The Hector J. Looking to buy one of these books? It's a large and sturdy equatorial platform for the The books cover various aspects of telescope construction and observational technique, sometimes at quite an advanced level, but always in a way that is accessible to the intelligent amateur.


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Amateur telescope making. book

In summary, the book contains an eclectic mix of projects, from which the amateur telescope maker is likely to glean some perfectly good ideas.

No one was allowed to give a talk before it was done twice with Shankar himself as main audience. Amateur Telescope making in India: I will write about this later and I request the reader if he or she has any information to contribute.

There is information about the variety of equatorial mounts and quite a few great pictures of home made telescopes. It is a master piece. A Cheshire eyepiece or Cheshire collimator is a simple tool that helps aligning the optical axes of the mirrors or lenses of a telescope, a process called collimation.

Designing them is an interesting intelectual exercise though, and maybe someday at least some of them will get built. He is a departure from my usual DOB type construction techniques in that he is entirely made from metal, and he is mounted on a German equatorial mount.

It's really not as complicated as you might think. The blank only weighs 11 lbs, 15 oz. So far HBT has been, to the best of my knowledge, the only book on making a reflecting telescope by any Indian author. To amateurs who have already built a complete telescope or ground, polished, and figured their own telescope mirror, these articles may seem ponderously slow reading.

The property is a National Historic Landmark. Click to see the whole project. Later he wrote those three books.

This 8in. It collapses into a cube that can be moved easily by one person once its wheels are strapped on.

Amateur Telescope Making in the Internet Age

A reflecting telescope is a telescope that uses a single or a combination of curved mirrors that reflect light and form an image. Most of the changes consisted of new material, but there were also deletions, e.

Clark received a B. Others believe that standardized hobbies connote standardized people with standardized ideas, and that the introduction of mass production and labor-saving ideas of efficiency in connection with a hobby is comparable to hiring a workman to play one's games for him.

Throughout all this time he continued to be enamored by the process of building telescopes and actually built a few as time permitted. Interesting Amateur telescope making.

book of articles. But I wanted the new finder to look like it belonged on the The tables of contents and indices were expanded. Free shipping for individuals worldwide Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

The design corrects the problems of off-axis aberrations such as coma found in reflecting telescopes while also correcting chromatic aberration. Making your own telescope isn't what it used to be, either, thanks partly to the Internet.

It was super simple to build and it works great. This was possibly the first and the last book on telescope making that was published by an Indian who first made this own telescope. And when Shankar started showing interest in astronomy I helped Shankar start on grinding his first mirror at his house in Bangalore.web-book that will help and there are many other web pages to check out.

I'd highly recommend that you read the books Build Your Own Telescope by Richard Berry and Making and Enjoying Telescopes by Miller and Wilson. You should also know that you can buy a.

Amateur Telescope Making Books: • Engineering, Design, and Construction of String Telescopes by Albert Highe • Engineering, Design, and Construction of Portable Newtonian Telescopes by Albert Highe • How to Make a Telescope by Jean Texereau Second Edition. Laid in at the back of the book are: A neatly folded advertisement for "Amateur Telescope making - Advanced"; A list of "Astronomy Books for the Amateur's Collection" available from Scientific American; Three newspaper-clippings of the column "The Stars of the Week" by James C.

Hickey, from the New York Sun, /. Fourth Edition, 7th Printing. Many amateur astronomers make their own instruments, either because of financial considerations or because they are just interested.

Amateur Telescope Making 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 project of making a /2 inch telescope was made possible only with the help of many other people, most of whom are part of the Amateur Astronomers Association.

Dr. Dr. Phil Pinches, Stew Rorer and Barry Levin each provided years of experience without. The three projects span a broad range of challenge, with the first mm f/ being a fine beginners project and the third a challenging, advanced ATM project. This book is packed with diagrams and information on all aspects of the amateur telescope making.

It is very well illustrated.