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TELESCOPE FABRICATION BOOKS


BOOK TITLE DESCRIPTION
MAKING & ENJOYING TELESCOPES, by Robert Miller and Kenneth Wilson, 160 pages, hardbound, published 1995. The authors reviews the art of making telescopes from small hand held units to larger units. It illustrates the principles and variations of design, basic construction techiques and materials, how to repair and adapt older telescopes and more. Contains 6 complete projects.
MAKING & ENJOYING TELESCOPES, by Robert Miller and Kenneth Wilson, 160 pages, softbound, published 1995. The authors discusses the art of making telescopes from small hand held units to larger units. It illustrates the principles and variations of design, basic construction techiques and materials, how to repair and adapt older telescopes and more. Contains 6 complete projects.
HOW TO MAKE A TELESCOPE, 2nd Edition, by JEAN TEXEREAU, 424 pages, hardbound, published 1984. The book covers the making a Newtonian telescope, a Cassegrain telescope, optical windows, equatorial mounts, eyepieces, and computer programs for the design of two mirror telescopes, e.g., Cassegrain, Dall-Kirkham, Pressmann-Camichle, and Ritchey-Chretien.
BUILD YOUR OWN TELESCOPE - Complete Plans for Five Telescopes You Build With Simple Hand Tools, by Richard Berry, 240 pages, hardbound, published 1985. The book set forth various approaches to manufacturing a telescope using household tools and other readily available materials. He covers the grinding and polishing of both a six inch and eight inch diameter mirrors. The book is full of pictures and illustrations.
MAKING YOUR OWN TELESCOPE, by Thompson, 211 pages, hardbound, revised 1973. The book has over 100 illustrations and emphasizes the approach for making a six-inch Newtonian telescope. Covers grinding, polishing and testing a mirror. It also covers te fabrication of a diagonal, eyepiece selection, and other related topics.
CONSTRUCTION OF A MAKSUTOV TELESCOPE, by Fillmore, 29 pages, softbound, published 1978. This book covers the construction of a 6 inch -f/15 Gregory-Maksutov telescope and the use of a Ronchi in testing the optics.
AMATEUR TELESCOPE MAKING 1, by Albert Ingalls, 576 pages, hardbound, revised 1996. The author has included over 276 illustrations while he covers newtonian telescope mirror making and the related testing methods. It also includes sections on workshop wisdom and obervatory buildings.
AMATEUR TELESCOPE MAKING 2, by Albert Ingalls, 576 pages, hardbound, revised 1996. The book contains sections on refractors telescopes, Schmidt Cameras, binoculars, optical flats, telescope mechanics and telescope adjustments. There are over 260 illustrations used to compliment the text.
AMATEUR TELESCOPE MAKING 3, by Albert Ingalls, 624 pages, hardbound, revised 1996. Sections of the book cover optical production methods and machinery, eyepieces and small lenses, other optical instruments, optical coating and coating equipment, the eye and atmosphere, and instrumentation for solar observations. A total of 263 illustrations are used.
ADVANCED TELESCOPE MAKING TECHNIQUES - VOLUME 1, OPTICS, by Allan Mackintosh, 320 pages, hardbound, published 1986. This book provides an overview on figuring, testing methodology and testers, telescope designs and designing approaches, optical theory, spectrohelioscopes, interferometers, and related topics.
ADVANCED TELESCOPE MAKING TECHNIQUES - VOLUME 2, MECHANICAL, by Allan Mackintosh, 320 pages, hardbound, published 1986. The author presents information on grinding tools, generating curves, production of small lens, accessories for glass working, grinding and polishing machines, fabrication of testing flats, telescope construction, telescope accessories, and other tips on fabrication.
STAR TESTING ASTRONOMICAL TELESCOPES - A Manual for Optical Evaluation and Adjustment, by Suiter, 376 pages, hardbound, published 1994. The book covers a method for testing the complete optical system of a telescope. The star testing approach provides a method to test the diffraction image itself and helps identify telescopes with bad optical components and poorly-aligned scopes. The author has illustrated each type of aberration to help the reader classify the images seen through telescope.
REFLECTING TELESCOPE OPTICS II - R. N. Wilson, 400 pages, hardbound, published 1997. The book covers the manufacturing, testing, alignment, coating, and modern telescope developments, e.g., general pupil segmentation and techniques to reduce mass. This is a companion volume to Reflecting Telescope Optics I that appears in the "Telescope Design Books" section below and will be available in July 1997.

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