The Best of Amateur Telescope Making Journal - Vol 2 [By Cook]

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Title: The Best of Amateur Telescope Making Journal - Volume 2
Author(s): William J. Cook
Other Info: , 462 pages, Hardbound

About This Book

Over a period spanning nearly 10 years Amateur Telescope Making Journal published articles of interest to the telescope maker. The Best of Amateur Telescope Making presents 150 the best of these articles, fully edited and where appropriate corrected by the original authors, in two volumes totaling nearly 900 pages with 692 illustrations. These are "How to Books" that cover a wide range of subjects of interest to people who design, build and use telescopes for astronomy. A sampling of the subjects are as follows:

Volume 2, 284 illustrations (ATMJ's issues 12 throught 18)

  • A 22-Inch Portable Telescope
  • Choosing a Wide-Field Telescope
  • Making Large Thin Mirrors
  • An Experimental Portable Observatory
  • Mirror Making and Testing Hints
  • Mirror-O-Matic Polisher/Grinder
  • Digital Knife-Edge Test Reduction
  • Design and Construction of a Modern Herschelian
  • Scrap Parts and the Life of the ATM
  • Figuring a Schmidt Corrector
  • A General-Purpose Yolo You Can Build
  • Evolution of a 10 x 70 Binocular
  • Test Methods for Elliptical and Spherical TCT Mirrors
  • An 8-inch Siderostat Refractor
  • An Ultralight Portable Dobsonian
  • The Multi-Schiefspiegler
  • A Binocular Singlet Refractor
  • Phase Contrast Testing
  • A Flat Tester Right Under Your Nose
  • A Portable Polar Siderostat
  • Lurie Anastigmats

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