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Amateur telescope making

Author: Stephen F Tonkin
Publisher: London : Springer, 2004.
Series: Practical astronomy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5. printView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen F Tonkin
ISBN: 1852330007 9781852330002
OCLC Number: 255777024
Notes: Literaturverz. S. 257 - 259.
Description: XII, 259 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme.
Contents: I Shoestring Telescopes.- 1 A 6-inch f/5 Telescope.- 2 "Skinflint": A 15.5-inch f/4.8 Reflector.- 3 An 80 mm RFT Refractor.- II Specialised Telescopes.- 4 Building A High-Contrast Planetary Newtonian.- 5 A Collapsible Refractor.- 6 The Construction of a Buchroeder Quad-Shiefspiegler.- 7 A Wright Camera.- 8 A Ball-Scope: The Best Portable Telescope!.- III Mounts.- 9 Equatorial Platforms.- 10 A Computerized Dobsonian.- 11 Parallelogram Binocular Mount.- IV Astrophotography.- 12 A Better Barn Door.- 13 "Skypod": A Simple Sky-Tracker for Astrophotography.- 14 Building and Using a Cookbook CCD Camera.- 15 A Telescope Controller for Synchronous Motors.- V Appendices.- Appendix 1: Internet Resources.- Appendix 2: Contributors.- Appendix 3: References.- Appendix 4: Bibliography.
Series Title: Practical astronomy.
Responsibility: Stephen F. Tonkin (ed.).

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