Amateur Telescope Making in the Internet Age: Finding Parts, Getting Help, and More - The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series (Paperback)Robert L. Clark (author)
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Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 690 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 11 mm
Edition: 2011 ed.
From the reviews:
"The book is packed with help and advice; given pre-made optics, there's advice on building a simple rich-field refractor through larger refractors and reflectors of various types, along with making all the essential parts and accessories, from tubes to mirror cells, focusers to spiders ... . In summary, the book contains an eclectic mix of projects, from which the amateur telescope maker is likely to glean some perfectly good ideas." (Peter Grego, Popular Astronomy, July-August, 2011)
"The book contains everything you need to consider when building a telescope from your own `scrap'; how to assess optics, design considerations and many wrinkles that assist the amateur telescope maker to meet and even exceed the engineering tolerances of commercial telescope manufacturers. This is a hugely useful book for anyone with a modicum of engineering skill ... . If you have an old photocopier lens in the loft, or any unused lens looking for a noble purpose, this book is for you." (Steve Ringwood, Astronomy Now, September, 2011)