Classic Telescopes: A Guide to Collecting, Restoring, and Using Telescopes of Yesteryear (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series)

Classic Telescopes: A Guide to Collecting, Restoring, and Using Telescopes of Yesteryear (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series)

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Classic telescopes are of interest to amateur astronomers for a variety of reasons. There are the dedicated collectors, but there are also many amateurs who love the nostalgia they inspire. These telescopes “feel” different from any contemporary telescope and perhaps have a unique ability to reconnect the owner to a bygone age of craftmanship. This book takes a look at traditional telescopes built by the great instrument makers of the 18th and 19th centuries, particularly the dynastic telescope makers, including Dollond, Alvan Clark, Thomas Cooke & Sons, and Carl Zeiss. Also included are lesser luminaries such as John Brashear, John Calver, William Wray, Henry Fitz, and William Henry Mogey. ‘Classic Telescopes’ covers the key features of th

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Advice on Buying a Telescope: Beginners in Astronomy (An introduction to Telescopes Book 2)

Advice on Buying a Telescope: Beginners in Astronomy (An introduction to Telescopes Book 2)

Contents

1. How Big?

2. Where do you observe?

3. Your interests

4. Second hand telescopes

5. Real Life scenario’s

6. Bonus: TELESCOPE MAINTENANCE

6.1 Cleaning the optics

6.2 Mirrors

6.3 Collimating optics

There is no ideal telescope for all people. Everyone has their own circumstances that dictate their choice. And many people have more than one instrument to allow for this. So before you plunge in, consider the various factors, including space available, local viewing conditions, your interests in astronomy, and, of course, your budget.

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