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by Kenneth Wilson,Robert Miller

Download Making & Enjoying Telescopes: 6 Complete Projects & A Stargazer's Guide eBook
ISBN:
0806912782
Author:
Kenneth Wilson,Robert Miller
Category:
Science Nature & How It Works
Language:
English
Publisher:
Sterling (June 30, 1997)
Pages:
160 pages
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Robert Miller (Author), Kenneth Wilson (Author). I've been reading a lot of older books on telescope making, and this is one of the better ones. It is new enough, 1995, to avoid wasting time on making your own mirror

Robert Miller (Author), Kenneth Wilson (Author). ISBN-13: 978-0806912783. It is new enough, 1995, to avoid wasting time on making your own mirror. It focuses on how to use telescopes, basic principles, and general plans for 6 telescopes with extensive notes on a 7th. It's especially nice that the author is not an expert woodworker and the skill level required to build these scopes appears to be within the reach of an average person. The projects described are as follows

Robert Miller & Wilson have many insights and examples but in many places they leave you on your own. Fortunately i have a degree in physics and was able to do fine on my own. One of my favoriate scopes was built using 3 of his plans mixed together.

Robert Miller, Kenneth Wilson. This instruction book shows how to make home-made telescopes. The authors claim that these telescopes are far better than the instruments used in Galileos or Newtons time.

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This instruction book shows how to make home-made telescopes. Making and Enjoying Telescopes : 6 Complete Projects and a Stargazer's Guide. by Kenneth Wilson and Robert Miller.

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I also quite like "Making & Enjoying Telescopes: 6 Complete Projects & A Stargazers Guide" (by Robert Miller and Kenneth Wilson). Both are great books for starting out, and I still thumb through them for inspiration about the craft. For big telescopes, however, one of the standard references is "The Dobsonian Telescope: A Practial Manual for Building Large Aperture Telescopes" (by David Kriege and Richard Berry). It has lots of specific details about building modern Dobsonians, some of which I follow, and some of which I don't.

well-written and well-illustrated book. an asset to any school or public library. -Science Books & Films.

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Find nearly any book by Robert Miller (page 3). Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. by Robert Miller, Kenneth Wilson. ISBN 9780806912776 (978-0-8069-1277-6) Hardcover, Sterling Publishing Co. In. 1899. The New Conceptual Selling.

"...follows a logical path through topics of safety, construction, sky coordinates, and, finally, design....Plans for each telescope are illustrated with both line drawings and photographs...procedures are laid out in an easy-to-follow technique...includes a rich gallery of illustrated telescopes that amateurs have built...a welcome addition as a source of ideas...well-written and well-illustrated book. The projects it presents are well within the skill level of a youngster...an asset to any school or public library."--Science Books & Films.
  • Danial
I've been reading a lot of older books on telescope making, and this is one of the better ones. It is new enough, 1995, to avoid wasting time on making your own mirror. It focuses on how to use telescopes, basic principles, and general plans for 6 telescopes with extensive notes on a 7th. It's especially nice that the author is not an expert woodworker and the skill level required to build these scopes appears to be within the reach of an average person.

The projects described are as follows:

- Star tracker mount for a camera
- A simple 4-1/4" reflector with a PVC tube
- A 4-1/4" reflector with a wooden tube
- A 6-inch Equatorial mounted reflector
- An 8-inch f/5 reflector
- A 10" Dobsonian

And extensive notes and photos of a portable 8" Dobsonian using only two aluminum struts instead of a 8-tube truss or solid tube. If you're thinking of building a telescope, this book is well worth a look.
  • Zainn
Looking over a builder's shoulder and watching how their approach to problem solving occurs is priceless.
  • Precious
Anyone interested in making their own telescopes will find this a very informative book. Recommended.
  • Vichredag
Great!
  • Tholmeena
I have to say at first i was dissapointed. I bought this book as a beginer telescope maker and i had to put it away. Then i bought Richard Berry's book and was enlightened. This is not to say that i don't like this book. If you have some experience with tools and wood i would suggest this book first. Or if you have made at least one telescope before, i would also suggest this book. Robert Miller & Wilson have many insights and examples but in many places they leave you on your own. Fortunately i have a degree in physics and was able to do fine on my own. One of my favoriate scopes was built using 3 of his plans mixed together. If you have a basic idea or have made scopes before... this is the best book to buy. If you have never made a scope before and are just getting into this field of astronomy, do yourself a favor and get Richard Berry's book.. (also here on amazon.com) But i promise that if you buy this book later on, you will be happy. If you buy it now,you will get frustrated. What Robert Miller & Wilson did teach me was to, above all, enjoy the scope you make!!