Amateur Astronomer's Handbook

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Courier Corporation, 1971 - Science - 572 pages
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Timeless, comprehensive coverage of telescopes, mirrors, lenses, mountings, telescope drives, micrometers, spectroscopes, more. ". . . highly recommended for very serious nonprofessional astronomers." — A Guide to the Literature of Astronomy. 189 illustrations. Reprint of 1971 edition.
  

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This is a somewhat dated book on amateur astronomy that has a focus on optics, optical instruments, and how you can collect data with those instruments. A more accurate title would be "Telescope designs and purposes: choosing and using a scope". Read full review

Contents

CTON FAOI
13
LIGHT GRASP
25
7 Relative brightness and the scale of stellar magnitudes
33
MAGNIFICATION
52
ABERRATIONS
65
ItCTlON r
97
OPTICAL MATERIALS
104
Length of life
116
OBSERVING HUTS AND SITES
287
MICROMETERS
297
SPECTROSCOPES
320
crios
346
ACCESSORY INSTRUMENTS AND EQUIPMENT
400
iicnoN
401
CHOICE OF INSTRUMENT
418
NOTION O
445

SECTION PAOB
132
COMPOUND OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS
153
UCTION PAOI
172
THE MOUNTING OF THE OPTICAL PARTS
185
DEWINOUP AND TUBE CURRENTS
197
TESTING
209
MCTION
222
TELESCOPE DRIVES
261
SETTING AN EQUATORIAL HEAD
273
DIAPHRAGMS AND FILTERS
471
Fundamental Spherical and Dynamical Astronomy
530
Telescope Mountings including Drives
536
Vision
542
Star CataloguesPositional
549
Nebulae and ClustersCatalogues
555
INDEX
561
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