Science In Your Hands!

Welcome to our amateur astronomer's section. Here you will find our growing selection of resources to help you on your way to astronomical discovery. If you are interested in building your own telescope we have a wide variety of materials for making your own telescope mirror. If you are in need of star charts, observation guides, or information on astronomy or telescope mirror making check out our selection of books. Use the links on the right and left to help you narrow your search.

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  1. A Field Guide to Stars and Planets
  2. A Manual for Amateur Telescope Makers
  3. Advanced Telescope Making Techniques Vol. 1: Optics

    Advanced Telescope Making Techniques Vol. 1: Optics

    $24.95

    Subjects covered in volume 1: Chapter 1. Figuring Chapter 2. Testers and Testing Chapter 3. Optical Theory Chapter 4. Telescope Designs and Designing Chapter 5. Spectrohelioscopes Chapter 6. Interferometers Chapter 7. Calculator Programs for Telescope Maker
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  4. Advanced Telescope Making Techniques Vol. 2: Mechanical

    Advanced Telescope Making Techniques Vol. 2: Mechanical

    $24.95

    Subjects covered in volume 2: Chapter 1. Grinding Tools Chapter 2. Curve Generators, Generating Chapter 3. Small Lens Work Chapter 4. Accessories for Glass Working Chapter 5. Grinding and Polishing Machines Chapter 6. Making and Testing Flats Chapter 7. Telescope Construction Chapter 8. Telescope Accessories Chapter 9. Photography Chapter 10. The Telescope Maker's Workshop
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  5. Amateur Telescope Making

    Amateur Telescope Making

    Regular Price: $54.95

    Special Price $39.95

  6. Amateur Telescope Making, Vol. 1

    Amateur Telescope Making, Vol. 1

    $24.95

    Subjects covered: - Newtonian Telescope Mirror Making - Optical Testing - Workshop Wisdom - Observatory Buildings
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  7. Amateur Telescope Making, Vol. 2

    Amateur Telescope Making, Vol. 2

    $24.95

    Subjects covered: - Refractor Telescopes - Telescope Mechanics - Telescope Adjustments - Binoculars - Schmidt Cameras - Optical Flats.
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  8. Amateur Telescope Making, Vol. 3

    Amateur Telescope Making, Vol. 3

    $24.95

    Subjects covered: - Optical Production Methods and Machinery - Eyepieces and Small Lenses - Optical Coatings and Coating Equipment - The Eye and Atmosphere - Other Optical Instruments - Instrumentation for Solar Observations.
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  9. Annals of the Deep Sky: A Survey of Galactic and Extragalactic Objects Volume 1

    Annals of the Deep Sky: A Survey of Galactic and Extragalactic Objects Volume 1

    $24.95

    Covers Andromeda, Antlia, Apus, and Aquarius plus Introductions to Basic Astronomy and Astrophysics. Learn More
  10. Annals of the Deep Sky: A Survey of Galactic and Extragalactic Objects Volume 2

    Annals of the Deep Sky: A Survey of Galactic and Extragalactic Objects Volume 2

    $24.95

    Covers Aquila, Ara, Aries, Auriga, Bo├Âtes, Caelum plus a 72-page Essential Terminology Glossary. Learn More

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