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Building an Astronomical Telescope

Paul Doherty

Building an Astronomical Telescope

An Observer"s Guide

by Paul Doherty

  • 167 Want to read
  • 6 Currently reading

Published by Taylor & Francis in London, UK .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Popular astronomy,
  • Astronomical Observatories,
  • Science,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Scientific Instruments,
  • Science / Astrophysics & Space Science,
  • Astronomy - General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages200
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10806792M
    ISBN 100750305525
    ISBN 109780750305525
    OCLC/WorldCa228378581

    I received Paul Doherty's work, Building and using an Astronomical Obesrvatory last week, and have looked it through several times. It is old () and much of the information is outdated, such as the "news" that the Hooker inch telescope was taken out of service (in )/5(4).   [Never point a telescope at the sun! ] Note that 6x binoculars are made for little hands and faces. A three-objective microscope (x, x and x) brings the sub-visible to giant : David Sky Brody.

    The best book about the internal politics and efforts of building what is still the largest aperture equatorially-mounted telescope in the world. Especially good at reporting the egos and peculiarities of some of the patron saints of astronomy and telescope making/5(71).   There's a widely held view in the astronomical community that there are people who enjoy building telescopes (Amateur Telescope Makers or ATMers) and those that enjoy looking through them (observers) but that there is little overlap. If that is the case then I fit into the latter category, but I don't believe it is quite as simple as that.

    Designing & Building a Domed Astronomical Observatory Chapter 3 - Designing the Observatory When you have received planning consent it is appropriate to proceed to the detailed designs. The o’all height is determined by the maximum height of the telescope above File Size: KB. Ohio Valley Astronomical Society-OVAS. likes 5 talking about this. A Huntington, West Virginia - based Astronomical Society serving the Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia amateur astronomical Followers:


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As you can see it is based on the design in Build Your Own Telescope. The major difference is that I went with a smaller diagonal mirror for increased contrast on planetary views." B.L., Melbourne, Florida "Dear Richard/ Several months ago I received your book on building a telescope and am now the proud owner of a inch Dobsonian.

From early in his life, the young Hale was fascinated by astronomy, building his own telescope at age Later he would study astronomy at MIT, the Harvard College Observatory, and in Berlin.

Solar astronomy was his first interest, and he invented new instruments for observing the Sun and discovered the magnetic fields associated with sunspots/5(81). You, too, can avoid astronomical costs by watching stars through a tricked-out cardboard tube.

PM builds one and speaks to John Dobson, the man behind the plans, about the joys of. Great idea to buy a mirror to begin. Mirror making is a whole different process, quite tedious at times, Building an Astronomical Telescope book requires enormous patience, and I imagine that someone might give up before the mirror was finished.

I am a huge fan of Richard Berry’s “B. I grew up knowing about the inch telescope, but knew little about the details of us design or construction. This is a delightful tale of driven scientists, engineers, and technicians who spend decades building the “Perfect Machine.”Cited by: 8.

Building a Telescope Theory A B Objective Science and Mathematics Standards Materials In a telescope, the lens held next to your eye is called the eyepiece and is usually a short focal length lens or a combination of lenses.

The lens at the other end of the telescope is called the objective lens. Light from a distant object is focused by theFile Size: KB. The principles behind these technologies are also discussed with an eye towards their practical applications, resulting in a book that bridges practical telescope engineering and advanced physics theory.

Originally published in Chinese, The Principles of Astronomical Telescope Design is highly regarded by the Chinese astronomical community. Engineering, Design and Construction of Portable Newtonian Telescopes, Advanced Telescope Making Techniques Volume 1 Optics, Advanced Telescope Making Techniques Volume 2 Mechanica, A Manual for Amateur Telescope Makers, Amateur Telescope Making, The Best of Amateur Telescope Making Journal, Build Your Own Telescope, The Dobsonian Telescope, How to Make a Telescope.

Step-by-step making of A Dobsonian telescope. This feature is not available right now. Please try again later. By Rob Smith. ISBN: Published: Pages: Description. This book is based on a GCSE course, and is very popular. The view through the eyepiece of a good Telescope is an experience which often marks the turning point from an interest in telescopes to an overwhelming urge to own : Chipmunkapublishing.

Amateur Telescope Making in the Internet Age: Finding Parts, Getting Help, and More (Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series) Building an astronomical telescope offers the amateur astronomer an exciting challenge, with the possibility of ending up with a far bigger and better telescope than could have been afforded otherwise.

The essential guide to astronomy. Please take a look at our web site () if you have an interest in telescope making and visual observing. The Bok Telescope was named after the prolific astronomer and director of Steward Observatory from –, Bart Bok, one of the most beloved astronomers in was used on Ma by Bruno Sicardy to view Pluto's occultation of a star in Sagittarius.

The building itself features a very long spiral staircase leading to the telescope and a balcony called "The Bok Walk".Location(s): Kitt Peak, Arizona, US. The Galileo Project website, which inspired the creation of our large telescope, lists plans for building a sufficient base.

This project was inspired by the Galileo Project, hosted by Rice. Building Your Own Telescope Richard Berry ISBN Published by William-Bell, Inc. Details the construction of five astronomical telescopes from 4" to 10" aperture. The Dobsonian Telescope - A Practical Manual for Building Large Aperture Telescopes David Kriege & Richard Berry ISBN Published by William-Bell, Inc.

"Build Your Own Telescope" is one the first books which Company Seven recommends to those persons who are considering the decision of whether or not to build an astronomical telescope, or who have decided to build a telescope.

In clear, step-by-step instructions, author Richard Berry explains how to build five telescopes: from a simple. Testing a telescope Only someone with a certain amount of experience can make a really worthwhile judgment of a telescope's optical quality.

You are, therefore, strongly advised to seek the judgment of such an expert, perhaps through an astronomer friend, Brand: Touchstone. The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Dundas Street West Toronto ON M9A 1B7.

Phone: Phone: () Contact Us. Note, the book assumes you will buy commercial optics, but there is a section on homemade optics as well. Customer Comment: This book is a great start on building your own telescope. Later I bought Richard Berry's book (Build your own telescope) which actually has more detail and beautiful illustrations but cost a lot more.

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This is the fourth and final installment on the invention of the astronomical telescope. For me, helping to establish the provenance of the astronomical telescope has been an exciting personal adventure, paralleling many of my achievements in the classroom as a professor of physics and researcher, although my contribution is small.Despite the size of the Hale Telescope dome (it is as tall as a story building), its balanced proportions—its width equal to its height—make it visually pleasing.

Prominently sited at the center of the Palomar compound, the Hale dome naturally but understatedly dominates the site appearance.In its essence, a telescope is an instrument that makes a far away object look closer.

To do this, a telescope has a device that collects light from a distant object (objective lens or primary mirror) and brings that light (image) to a focus where a second device (eyepiece lens) magnifies the image and brings it .