The Best of Amateur Telescope Making Journal Volume 2
From the Sky and Telescope Review
These books are jam-packed with all kinds of information on all kinds of telescope-making subjects. Volume 1 alone includes topics as diverse as the history of amateur telescope making in Australia, phase-contrast testing, and baffling a Newtonian reflector..
. . . The Best of Amateur Telescope Making Journal is not for the rank beginner, who is likely to find the amassed esoterica confusing and intimidating. Nor is it for someone seeking basic instruction on grinding a mirror for a Newtonian reflector or for building a standard Dobsonian telescope. These books are the literary equivalent of a telescope makerœ’s junk box—a prized collection of bits and pieces squirreled away on the assumption that they will one day be useful for something.
. . . it's a glorious mess of interesting and useful information that every active telescope maker should have on his or her bookshelf.
About This Book
Over a period spanning nearly 10 years Amateur Telescope Making Journal published articles of interest to the telescope maker. The Best of Amateur Telescope Making presents 150 of the best of these articles, fully edited and where appropriate corrected by the original authors, in two volumes totaling nearly 900 pages with 692 illustrations. These are "How to Books" that cover a wide range of subjects of interest to people who design, build and use telescopes for astronomy.
Includes articles about:
- A 22-Inch Portable Telescope
- Choosing a Wide-Field Telescope
- Making Large Thin Mirrors
- An Experimental Portable Observatory
- Mirror Making and Testing Hints
- Mirror-O-Matic Polisher/Grinder
- Digital Knife-Edge Test Reduction
- Design and Construction of a Modern Herschelian
- Scrap Parts and the Life of the ATM
- Figuring a Schmidt Corrector
- A General-Purpose Yolo You Can Build
- Evolution of a 10 x 70 Binocular
- Test Methods for Elliptical and Spherical TCT Mirrors
- An 8-inch Siderostat Refractor
- An Ultralight Portable Dobsonian
- The Multi-Schiefspiegler
- A Binocular Singlet Refractor
- Phase Contrast Testing
- A Flat Tester Right Under Your Nose
- A Portable Polar Siderostat
- Lurie Anastigmats
|Editor||William J. Cook|