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My heavens! : the adventures of a lonely stargazer building an over-the-top observatory

Author: Gordon Rogers
Publisher: New York : Springer, 2008.
Series: Patrick Moore's practical astronomy series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Whether you might want to undertake building an over-the-top dome observatory yourself or not, you are sure to enjoy this informative tale by Gordon Rogers, told with humor and humility, of his tortuous but ultimately rewarding experience with building for himself, attached to his own home, a sophisticated dome observatory, just for the pleasure of sky watching on beautiful nights."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rogers, Gordon, 1931-
My heavens!.
New York : Springer, 2008
(DLC) 2007933700
Named Person: Gordon Rogers; Gordon Rogers
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon Rogers
ISBN: 9780387737836 0387737839 0387737812 9780387737812
OCLC Number: 648347011
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 180 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Why Astronomy?.- Aperture Fever.- What Type of Observatory?.- Town and County Planning.- Construction.- Telescopic Equipment Update.- The Opening Ceremony and "Sky at Night".- Cameras, Computers, and Software.- Wrinkles Galore.- Photographic Results.- Stargate 4173 at Grimaldi Tower.- The Spring Gulch Observatory, Jackson Hole, Wyoming.- Public Reaction.- A Few Last Thoughts.- Resources.
Series Title: Patrick Moore's practical astronomy series.
Other Titles: Adventures of a lonely stargazer building an over-the-top observatory
Building an over-the-top observatory
Responsibility: Gordon Rogers.

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The book charts the progress of the author's own substantial observatory from conception to construction. It describes the author's choice of equipment, setting it up, and his own techniques for  Read more...

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