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  1. National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Night Sky
  2. 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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  3. The Dobsonian Telescope: A Practical Manual for Building Large Aperture Telescopes

    The Dobsonian Telescope: A Practical Manual for Building Large Aperture Telescopes

    $29.95

    Here are some of the topics covered in this book: •Deciding what size telescope will suit your needs •Ordering optics for a large Dobsonian •Understanding plywood and how to use it properly •Making a flotation cell to support the primary mirror •Figuring how long to cut the poles for the truss tube •Constructing precision truss tube sockets •Performing torque analysis for first-time balance •Installing precision digital setting circles •Setting up and taking down the telescope •How to collimate your optics correctly
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  4. Telescope Control
  5. The Year-Round Messier Marathon Field Guide

    The Year-Round Messier Marathon Field Guide

    $24.95

    From the Sky & Telescope Review

    This “guide” is really much more than the title might suggest. It is part star atlas, part descriptive text, part telescope primer, and part strategy session, all held together with the infectious enthusiasm of its author.

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  6. Uranometria 2000.0 Deep Sky Atlas: All Sky Edition

    Uranometria 2000.0 Deep Sky Atlas: All Sky Edition

    $59.95

    Over 30,000 non-stellar objects, more than three times the number of any other atlas. -25,895 galaxies
    -671 galaxy clusters
    -1,617 open clusters, including those in the Magellanic Clouds
    -170 globular clusters, including both Milky Way and Magellanic Cloud objects
    -14 star clouds
    -377 bright nebulae
    -367 dark nebulae
    -1,144 planetary nebulae
    -260 radio sources
    -35 X-ray sources Learn More
  7. 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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  8. The Best of Amateur Telescope Making Journal Volume 1

    The Best of Amateur Telescope Making Journal Volume 1

    $29.95

    Includes articles about: - Unobstructed Reflecting Telescopes - 17.5-Inch Binocular - A Schupmann Medial Telescope - A Wood and Aluminum Split-Ring Telescope - Industrial Fabrication of Small Lenses - Sub-Aperture Maksutov Correctors - The Stevick-Paul Off-Axis Reflecting Telescope - A New Equatorial Platform Design - The Eye and the Use of Telescope Optics - Improve Your Telrad - The Krupa Collimator - Telescopes For CCD Imaging - The Maksutov Telescope: Past and Present - Binocular Collimation - Tips for the Big Dobsonian Builder - The Voyager Binocular Telescope - Veiling Glare - Making Schmidt Correctors - YOLO Reflector - Annular Baffles for Barlow Lenses - Rangefinders and Stereo Telescopes
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  9. The Schupmann Telescope, The Story, Design, Construction and Use of a Neglected Telescope Type
  10. Telescopes, Eyepieces and Astrographs: Design, Analysis and Performance of Modern Astronomical Optics

    Telescopes, Eyepieces and Astrographs: Design, Analysis and Performance of Modern Astronomical Optics

    $39.95

    Telescopes, Eyepieces and Astrographs: Design, Analysis and Performance of Modern Astronomical Optics is about every optical element between your eye or your imaging sensor and the night sky. Three expert authors have optimized designs found in today’s astronomy market, explored the origins of different systems, analyzed their optical properties and assessed their performance — and in this book, they present it to you in terms that a non-specialist can understand and put to practical use. Learn More

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