Making and using a telescope

the home assembly and applications of astronomical equipment.
  • 160 Pages
  • 2.12 MB
  • English
Eyre & Spottiswoode
ContributionsMoore, Patrick, 1923-
The Physical Object
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18721882M

Making & Enjoying Telescopes by Robert Miller and Kenneth Wilson. For a book so recent (), this one is strangely obscure. It’s one of the most attractively produced telescope-making books I’ve seen — indeed, it’s the only one I own that has colour photos.

The subtitle reads “6 Complete Projects & Stargazer’s Guide.”. Books on telescope Making. Making & Enjoying Telescopes: 6 Complete Projects & A Stargazer's Guide This is a relatively modern book on telescope making (Printed in ) and it takes a nice slant on the whole subject by giving you complete details on six different telescope projects ranging from a big dobsonian to a small rich field telescope.

Good book and I have a more in-depth review of it. The first edition of this book was universally acclaimed as the best book ever written for making a Newtonian telescope. This 2nd Edition is almost three times larger and adds to the original text new chapters on making a Cassegrainian telescope, optical windows, and equatorial mounts/5(15).

As a former editor for Sky & Telescope, Astronomy, and Star & Sky magazines, the author is the ideal person to write this book. Amateur Telescope Making Stephen Tonkin — Science. N.E. Howard Handbook for Telescope Making Faber & Faber Acrobat 7 Pdf Mb.

Scanned by artmisa using Canon DRC + flatbed option. In this era the telescope is not like the same before. It is now a way improvised and the magnification and coverage is now very huge. So in this article, I am going to show you how to use a telescope properly.

So this article should be useful for both beginner and experienced. Now Let’s begin How To Use A Telescope Part 1: Choosing the telescope.

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The secondary mirror mount is unusual. Many scopes use a fairly complicated device called a spider, with four vanes that attach to the tube in four places and support a special device called a secondary mirror holder. This is a fine system.

But it's complicated to build and expensive to buy (about $50).File Size: KB. Hands on books that make a good companion to a telescope or binoculars. Exploring the Night Sky: The Equinox Astronomy Guide for Beginners. This is a fantastic award winning book. You get a sense for this book by reading the reviews posted to the website.

This is written by one of the best writers of the subject of astonomy and star gazing. Look at books on stars and constellations.

These will tell you when the best viewing times are and when the planets are easiest to be seen. Examine sky charts so that when you are out in the dark you know where to point your telescope. Train your eye. To do so, make 80%(91).

Using a telescope is easy if you’re well prepared. If you want to learn how to use a telescope, all it takes is some understanding about the necessary accessories and optimizing your experience gazing at the stars. Anyone can use a telescope – even a child. If you or your child want to get a close up look at the moon, you can have.

As a result of this three-year collaboration between authors David Kriege and Richard Berry, experienced and well-known telescope makers, you now have the opportunity to build a high-performance telescope from 14 inches to 40 inches aperture based on the thoroughly tested designs described in this book.

The Dobsonian telescope takes its name from the astronomer/philosopher John Dobson, who introduced the concept of inexpensive, large-aperture telescopes Cited by: 4. To make a telescope, start by wrapping a piece of 24 inch long corrugated paper around the diameter of a magnifying glass lens.

Next, glue the paper into a tube shape and use scissors to cut 2 slots into it about 1 inch from each end%(). This telescope will be constructed using the same lenses that were used in the experiment named, “Focusing Light With a Lens,” page 1.

The mailing tubes will be the body of the telescope with the smaller one sliding inside the larger one.

The length of the assembled telescope will be a little longer than the sum of the focal lengths of File Size: KB. Get Will's Telescope book and start enjoying the night sky tonight. About My Channel: I have hundr. This book, How To Make And Use A Telescope by Wilkins and Moore is copyrighted inand the language of that time is difficult to decipher to some extent.

But, with a little effort one learns how to select and grind the right kind of glass to make a mirror for a relector telescope, and learns how to silver the glass so it will amply reflect.4/5(1).

First, some history about how the Amateur Telescope Making books came to be. In the early s a naturally curious fellow, Albert Ingalls, happened to read an article in an obscure magazine by an even more curious fellow, Russell Porter. The article was about the "Poor Man's" telescope and told the story of how a group of Vermont villagers.

If you make the centre deep, you will end up with a fast telescope (e.g. F/D = 4) well suited for deep sky observations. On the opposite, a shallow mirror (e.g. F/D = 8) will be performing very well on planets and the moon. The theory behind grinding is that you can remove glass as long as you use a material with a higher hardness.

After making Eyeglasses and a Microscope from scratch, next I set my eyes to the skies and want to attempt a telescope from scratch. Thank you to Lewis Dartnell again for his help, his book. His interest in amateur telescope making began in the mid s after reading Neale Howard's book Standard Handbook For Telescope Making.

It was several years before he ground and polished his first mirror -- a 6" F/8 that was actually quite bad. Are you using Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Astronomy book in your homeschool this year?. Apologia’s Young Explorers series is a science curriculum for elementary aged children and focuses on a narrow area of science for complete immersion in the individual topics.

The hardcover textbook appearance can fool people into thinking this is textbook-based science curriculum, but that.

Putting a telescope together tends to be a very maker-specific so a book like this one is never going to be a substitute for the instruction manual.

To get past this, contact your local astronomy club, who will /5(14). Amateur Telescope Making (ATM) is a series of three books edited by Albert G.

Ingalls between and while he was an associate editor at Scientific books cover various aspects of telescope construction and observational technique, sometimes at quite an advanced level, but always in a way that is accessible to the intelligent amateur.

When you finally start setting up your telescope, take whatever time is needed to learn its use and operation. Be sure that you have assembled everything with great care.

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Be sure that you have. Making a Refractor Telescope Richmond, VA Willmann-Bell ISBN: ) How to Design, Grind, Polish, Test, Correct and Mount a Doublet Lens: The title says it all, this is the book to use if you want to learn how to make your own achromatic lens.

Detailed instructions for the amateur every step of. Chapter 4: Telescope Making Basics 35 • Miscellaneous: $ We suggest the purchase of Plössl or orthoscopic eyepieces with a mm bar-rel diameter, and, if you like, a wide-field eyepiece. For the mm telescope (using the mount described for the mm) The budget starts at about $1, and is divided up as follows.

You can use a product called Quikrete tube. But I am not sure about the sizes of these tubes. They make 8" 10" and larger. This 4 1/4 inch telescope I am making would use a 5 or 6 inch tube so you have to check see if they have that size.

They carry lots of these at. Choosing and Using a Refracting Telescope has been written for the many amateur astronomers who already own, or are intending to purchase, a refracting telescope – perhaps to complement their existing arsenal of larger reflecting telescopes – or for the specialist who requires a particularBrand: Springer-Verlag New York.

Telescope Making is at the core of Stellafane (after all we are The Springfield Telescope Makers and Stellafane is the "Birthplace of Amateur Telescope Making").From our founding inour bylaws have specified that full members of our club must have made a telescope objective.

Scope. The aim of this book is to describe how a simple reflecting telescope can be made with the materials and facilities available in India. As the primary goal is to popularize telescope making, only the most primitive (but effective) constructions will be considered; the emphasis will be on the practical aspects of telescope making.

There are so many books related to it u can find on Amazon for best price opes and Techniques: An Introduction to Practical Astronomy Kitchin's bok is the perfect guide to using a small telescope and finding your way around the sky.

It cov. Making an elbow (right-angled) telescope. 26 (i) Using a front-aluminised mirror. 26 (ii) Using a right-angled prism. 27 (iii) Using a pentaprism. 27 (iv) Using an Amici prism. 28 Making your own eyepieces – the Plössl design.

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29 (i) Making the eyepiece. 30File Size: 1MB. Lucky for you, we’ve put together this here guide to help amateur astronomers learn some tricks and techniques that will turn them into pro backyard stargazers.

That’s right; this is how to use a reflector telescope for dummies (you know what you put in the search box).The Bushnell Deep Space Series telescope uses a two-lens, achromatic optical design to reveal extraordinary detail in the night sky. It features 60mm of light-gathering aperture, enough to capture the light of the brightest astronomical objects, including the moon, planets and stars.

This telescope .