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  1. 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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  2. Telescope Optics: A Comprehensive Manual for Amateur Astronomers

    Telescope Optics: A Comprehensive Manual for Amateur Astronomers

    $29.95

    This book will both arouse your curiosity and answer your questions. Why are there so many different kinds of telescopes? What does each type have to offer? What makes one telescope better than another? Which are best? Why? What are the tradeoffs? As a telescope buyer, you will be better informed; as a telescope maker, you will be able to design custom optics.
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  3. The Schupmann Telescope, The Story, Design, Construction and Use of a Neglected Telescope Type
  4. Telescopes and Techniques: An Introduction to Practical Astronomy
  5. 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
  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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

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