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Small astronomical observatories : amateur and professional designs and constructions

Author: Patrick Moore
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, 1996.
Series: Practical astronomy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this volume Patrick Moore has collected descriptions of amateur and small professional observatories currently in use in Europe and America. The text illustrates how many astronomers have built  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Ratgeber
Handbooks and manuals
Amateurs' manuals
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Small astronomical observatories.
Berlin ; New York : Springer, 1996
(OCoLC)624184441
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Moore
ISBN: 3540199136 9783540199137
OCLC Number: 34548561
Description: ix, 229 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: A practical roll-off roof observatory in Michigan, USA / Dennis Allen --
Mount Tuffley Observatory in Gloucester, England / John Fletcher --
A solar observatory with a slide roof in Jordanstown, Northern Ireland / Bruce Hardie --
The Edenvale Observatory in Edenvale, South Africa / M.D. Overbeek --
A roll-off roof observatory in New Boston, New Hampshire, USA / Lawrence D. and Linda Lopez --
A suburban observatory in Worcester Park, England / Maurice Gavin --
A simple rotating observatory in Nottingham, England / Alan W. Heath --
The Taunton School Radio Astronomy Observatory in Taunton, England / Trevor Hill --
The Starlight CCD Observatory in Binfield, England / Terry Platt --
The University of Hertfordshire Observatory in Bayfordbury, England / C.R. Kitchin --
An amateur observatory with a glass fibre dome / Ron Johnson --
A glass fibre dome for a 260 mm, 1.9 m focal length reflecting telescope / B.G.W. Manning --
Chigwell School Observatory / A.J. Sizer --
The Torquay Boys' Grammar School Observatory / David Reid and C. Lintott --
Patrick Moore's observatory in Selsey, England / Patrick Moore --
A deep-sky observatory / Jack Newton --
Worth Hill Observatory / D. Strange --Red Hill Observatory / Chris Plicht --
Powys County Observatory / Cheryl Power --
A large run-off shed observatory for a 0.49 m Newtonian / Martin Mobberley --
Tenagra Observatory / Michael Schwartz --
The observatory at Birr Castle in Co. Offaly, Ireland / Patrick Moore --
A Lancashire observatory with a glass fibre dome / David Ratledge --
A solar observatory / Eric H. Strach --
The Carter Observatory : one that didn't make it / John Watson.
Series Title: Practical astronomy.
Responsibility: Patrick Moore (ed.).

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