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Title:
Amateur telescope making
Author:
Tonkin, Stephen F., 1950-
Publication Information:
London ; New York : Springer, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xii, 259 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781852330002
Format :
Book

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Central Library QB88 .A622 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

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.


Table of Contents

Introduction
Shoestring Telescopes: A 6" f/5 Telescope
Skinflint: a 15.5" f/6 Reflector
An 80mm RFT Refractor
Specialised Telescopes: Building a High-contrast Planetary Newtonian
A Collapsible Refractor
The Construction of a Buchroeder Quad-Shiefspiegler
A Wright Camera
A Ball-scope - the best portable telescope Mounts
A Cylindrical Bearing Equatorial Platform
A Computerised Dobsonian
Parallelogram Binocular Mount
Astrophotography: A Better Barn Door
'Skypod'- a Simple Sky-tracker
Building and Using a Cookbook CCD Camera
A Telescope Controller for Synchronous Motors
Appendices

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