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Star Testing Astronomical Telescopes 2ND Edition
Star Testing Astronomical Telescopes 2ND Edition
by Harold Richard Suiter
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The star test is a powerful but inexpensive way of obtaining better resolution and contrast. With this book most observers will find that they don't need a new telescope because they now can test, diagnose and fix the one they have. Using Star Testing... (read more)

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Handbook of Microwave & Optical Components Vol. 4: Fiber & Elecrto-Optical Components, Vol. 4
Handbook of Microwave & Optical Components Vol. 4: Fiber & Elecrto-Optical Components, Vol. 4
by Kai Chang
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The Handbook of Microwave and Optical Components is the most complete treatment available of both microwave and optical engineering principles, and is an excellent compendium for engineers who work in microwave and optical design, as well as engineers in... (read more)

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Electronic Light Microscopy: The Principles and Practice of Video-Enhanced Contrast, Digital Intensified Fluorescence, and Confocal Scanning Light (Techniques in Modern Biomedical Microscopy)
Electronic Light Microscopy: The Principles and Practice of Video-Enhanced Contrast, Digital Intensified Fluorescence, and Confocal Scanning Light (Techniques in Modern Biomedical Microscopy)
by David Shotton
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A practical laboratory reference text that offers guidelines for applying digital image processing methods to the analysis of electronic light microscope images of fixed and living biological specimens. Topics include image acquisition and sampling... (read more)

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Acre of Glass a History & Forecast
Acre of Glass a History & Forecast
by Jack B Zirker
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In this text for general readers, Zirker explains how recent innovations in telescope technology have enabled the construction of giant, ground-based observatories that utilize mirrors up to 100 meters in diameter. He also traces the technology's... (read more)

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Practical Astrophotography
Practical Astrophotography
by Jeffrey Charles
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For all but the simplest star-trail pictures, photographing the night sky involves machinery to track the stars, and the task becomes even more complicated when photographing very small or very faint objects that require high magnification or very long... (read more)

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Star Ware: The Amateur Astronomer's Guide to Choosing, Buying, and Using Telescopes and Accessories
Star Ware: The Amateur Astronomer's Guide to Choosing, Buying, and Using Telescopes and Accessories
by Phillip Harrington
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Praise for the Second Edition of Star Ware "Star Ware is still a tour de force that any experienced amateur will find invaluable, and which hardware-minded beginners will thoroughly enjoy." –Robert Burnham, Sky & Telescope magazine... (read more)

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Star Ware: The Amateur Astronomer's Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Buying, and Using Telescopes and Accessories
Star Ware: The Amateur Astronomer's Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Buying, and Using Telescopes and Accessories
by Philip S Harrington
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A user-friendly guide offering all the necessary information for anyone purchasing a telescope, using one for the first time or upgrading current equipment. Includes a comparison of available telescopes describing which are best suited to specific needs.... (read more)

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Practical Multi-Projector Display Design
Practical Multi-Projector Display Design
by Aditi Majumder
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Large-area high-resolution displays are essential for scientific visualization, entertainment, and defense applications. A popular way to realize such displays is to tile multiple projectors together to create one large display. As opposed to a 19... (read more)

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How to Use an Astronomical Telescope
How to Use an Astronomical Telescope
by James Muirden
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CHAPTER 1 Astronomical Telescopes What is a telescope? It is an instrument that forms an image of a distant object, and it is thanks to a marvelous property of light rays -- that they can be bent or "refracted" by a piece of glass, or reflected by a... (read more)

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Press Monographs #142: A Guide to the Use and Calibration of Detector Array Equipment
Press Monographs #142: A Guide to the Use and Calibration of Detector Array Equipment
by Gordon R. Hopkinson
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This user guide arose from a survey of UK users and manufacturers/developers to identify factors influencing the accuracy of measurements obtained with detector array equipment. Hopkinson, a technical staff member at a private sector company in the UK,... (read more)

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Microscopy: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Microscopy: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Terence Allen
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Microscopy is a dynamic area of science, incorporating both basic classroom microscopes and sophisticated research style instruments that can be driven by light, electrons, or X-rays. The rate of advance in the area over the last 50 years has led to a... (read more)

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Setting-Up a Small Observatory: From Concept to Construction (Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy)
Setting-Up a Small Observatory: From Concept to Construction (Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy)
by David Arditti
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Every amateur astronomer who is considering a purpose-built observatory will find this book absolutely invaluable during both the planning and the construction stages. Drawing on David Arditti's practical experience and that of many other amateur... (read more)

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Journeys in Microspace:  The Art of the Scanning Electron Microscope
Journeys in Microspace: The Art of the Scanning Electron Microscope
by Dee Breger
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In a work of rare interest and great beauty, micrographic artist Breger presents a series of photographs which reveal the hidden world that emerges under the scanning electron microscope. Some two hundred images, 28 in color, emphasize the complexity... (read more)

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Introduction To Image Stabilization
Introduction To Image Stabilization
by Scott Teare
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Teare (electrical engineering, New Mexico Technical U.-Socorro) and Restaino (wavefront sensing and control, Naval Research Laboratory, New Mexico) contribute a volume to the series presenting text and illustrations from the Society's short courses in... (read more)

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Principles of Optical Engineering
Principles of Optical Engineering
by Francis T S Yu
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Comprises the fundamental materials and basic concepts of modern optics and will be particularly valuable for those students advancing to higher-level electro-optics courses. The broad coverage opens with a discussion of linear transform systems, which... (read more)

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Understanding Lens Surfacing
Understanding Lens Surfacing
by Clifford W. Brooks
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A training and reference text covering both the "why" and the "how to" of ophthalmic lens surfacing for aspiring and working opticians. Coverage is comprehensive, practical, and supplemented with exercises, useful appendices, and photos. Annotation c.... (read more)

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Splendors of the Universe
Splendors of the Universe
by Terence Dickinson
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Shows backyard astronomers how to photograph all manner of celestial phenomena, and demonstrates results that can be achieved with some 200 color photos taken by amateur astronomers. Emphasis is on creating spectacular pictures that convey the... (read more)

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Cmos CCD Sensors & Camera Systems 2ND Edition
Cmos CCD Sensors & Camera Systems 2ND Edition
by Gerald C Holst
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This technical work explores CMOS and CCD applications and designs for specifying cameras. The second edition reflects developments in the field since 2007 and it contains more detailed treatment of overflow drain functions, more material on dynamic... (read more)

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Electro Optical Imaging System Perfo 2ND Edition
Electro Optical Imaging System Perfo 2ND Edition
by Gerald C Holst
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Holst provides methods to analyze and optimize electro-optical imaging systems (electronic still cameras, image intensifiers, infrared imaging systems, TVs, night vision goggles, etc.) used in aerospace, airborne reconnaissance, astronomy, medical... (read more)

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The Dobsonian Telescope: A Practical Manual for Building Large Aperture Telescopes
The Dobsonian Telescope: A Practical Manual for Building Large Aperture Telescopes
by David Kriege and Richard Berry
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