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25 Unique Telescope Accessories You Can Build on a Budget (Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy)by Greg Mccauley
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Telescopes, mounts, eyepieces, and accessories are specialty items that can cost hundreds of dollars. These days, following the economic downturn of 2009, more budget-minded amateur astronomers are fabricating their own low-cost telescopes and accessories in home workshops than ever before. '25 Unique Telescope Accessories You Can Build on a Budget!' offers an excellent collection of 25 of the easiest projects to build on a budget, complete with detailed diagrams, material lists, and assembly instructions. None of the projects require machine shop work. All can be made using common tools and materials available from hardware stores, and simple items found around the home.
Here is an excellent collection of easy projects to build on a budget, with detailed diagrams, material lists, and assembly instructions. All can be made using common tools and materials available from hardware stores, and simple items found around the home.
About the Author
Greg McCauley is an avid amateur astronomer, who sits on the Board of Directors for a large Midwest astronomical society and is society librarian. He spent many years as an inventor, an industrial designer, and was a NASA contractor during the Apollo Program in the Mission Planning and Analysis Division of the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, Texas. As the librarian for his astronomical society, he developed a web-based multimedia library system and introduced the society membership to the vast amount of astronomy-related multimedia available on the web.
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