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  1. A Manual for Amateur Telescope Makers
  2. Build Your Own Telescope

    Build Your Own Telescope

    $29.95

    Build Your Own Telescope includes complete plans, step-by-step instructions and 275 illustrations that show you how to build these five telescopes: •4" f /10 Reflector: A sturdy and easy-to-use telescope that is perfect for beginners or as a parent/child project. •6" f /8 Dobsonian Reflector: A light, compact telescope that is simple to build, but powerful enough to satisfy a backyard observer for many years. •6" f /8 Equatorial Reflector: A classic design for the amateur astronomer or craftsman who wants an elegant telescope and great performance. •10" f /6 Dobsonian Reflector: A powerful and versatile telescope suitable for casual stargazing or for a serious amateur's long-term observing programs. •6" f /15 Refractor: A large refractor that outperforms commercial telescopes of considerably larger aperture.
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  3. Star Testing Astronomical Telescopes: A Manual for Optical Evaluation and Adjustment Second Edition

    Star Testing Astronomical Telescopes: A Manual for Optical Evaluation and Adjustment Second Edition

    $34.95

    Testing your optics to confirm quality is obvious. What is less straightforward is the way of testing. Telescope makers can use a variety of techniques, but ordinary telescope users find that learning a workshop method is difficult. They have only one mirror that doesn't change, so it is easier to test it on the sky. The star test is a good way of evaluating instruments for one-time users.
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Making a Refractor Telescope: How to Design, Grind, Polish, Test, Correct and Mount a Doublet Lens

    Making a Refractor Telescope: How to Design, Grind, Polish, Test, Correct and Mount a Doublet Lens

    $34.95

    Making a Refractor Telescope is a hands-on book for the amateur who has always thought making a refractor was too difficult to even consider. Includes Excel® Spreadsheet Ray Tracing Programs on CD-ROM.
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  7. Engineering, Design and Construction of Portable Newtonian Telescopes

    Engineering, Design and Construction of Portable Newtonian Telescopes

    $39.95

    Engineering, Design and Construction of Portable Newtonian Telescopes tells you how to design and build a portable Newtonian telescope that performs better, weighs less, and increases your enjoyment of its use. Learn More
  8. 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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  9. Amateur Telescope Making

    Amateur Telescope Making

    Regular Price: $54.95

    Special Price $39.95

  10. 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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