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ISBN13: 9780943396699
ISBN10: 0943396697
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For anyone who has ever dreamed of exploring the heavens with a telescope, Building Your Own Telescope can make that dream come true. In clear, step-by-step instructions, author Richard Berry tells how to build five telescopes, from a simple reflecting telescope suitable for a parent and child to build together to a "research-grade" 10-inch telescope capable of sustaining a lifetime's interest in astronomy. Detailed instructions include complete plans and photographs that show how anyone can construct a powerful telescope with ordinary household tools and materials. Building Your Own Telescope includes complete plans, step-by-step instructions and 275 illustrations that show you how to build these five telescopes:
  • 4" f/10 Reflector: A sturdy and easy-to-use telescope that is perfect for beginners or as a parent/child project.
  • 6" f/8 Dobsonian Reflector: A light, compact telescope that is simple to build, but powerful enough to staisfy a backyard observer for many years.
  • 6" f/8 Equatorial Reflector: A classic design for the amateur astronomer or craftsman who wants an elegant telescope and great performance.
  • 10" f/6 Dobsonian Reflector: A powerful and versatile telescope suitable for casual stargazing or for a serious amateur's long-term observing programs.
  • 6" f/15 Refractor: A large refractor that outperforms commercial telescopes of considerably larger aperture.

About the Author

Richard Berry has been an amateur astronomer and telescope maker for as long as he can remember. He ground his first telescope mirror at age 13, and has since completed over a dozen telescopes. After two years building payloads for launch aboard Black Brant research rockets, he completed his M.Sc. degree in Astronomy and joined IntraSpace International, Inc. as Project Engineer.

Returning then to his interest in amateur astronomy, Berry joined the staff of Astronomy magazine. In his sixteen years as the editor of Astronomy, he built the magazine from a struggling newcomer to the largest-circulation astronomy magazine in the world. He also founded Telescope Making, the quarterly journal behind many of the breakthroughs that made the 1980's such explosive years in the growth of amateur astronomy.

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dwiarvy, June 16, 2007 (view all comments by dwiarvy)
i have a dream to explore the sky at night. I really dream it. but, I have no enough money to buy a telescope. I hope I can make my dream come true with this book. I hope....
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Product Details

Richmond, VA
Edition Number:
3rd ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
no. A-133
Publication Date:
xii, 287 p.

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Engineering » Construction » Do It Yourself
Science and Mathematics » Astronomy » General
Science and Mathematics » Physics » Optical Instruments

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