Choosing and using a refracting telescope / Neil English

Author(s): English, Neil
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Refracting telescopes--Amateurs' manuals
Formats: Electronic Resource, Remote
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : Springer, 2011
Series: Patrick Moore's practical astronomy series
Patrick Moore's practical astronomy series
LC Classification: Q, QB
Table of Contents: Acknowledgements ix
Part I: The Achromatic Refractor
ch. 1 . The Refacting Telescope: A Brief History 3
ch. 2 . The Classical Achromat 21
ch. 3 . Rich-Field Achromats 39
ch. 4 . Long Focus Achromats 57
ch. 5 . Big Guns 77
ch. 6 . Going Retro 85
Part II: The Apochromatic Refractor
ch. 7 . The APO Revolution 99
ch. 8 . Doublet Apos 109
ch. 9 . Sports Optics 125
ch. 10 . Triplet Apos 143
ch. 11 . Four Element Apos 167
Part III Using Your Refractor
ch. 12 . Refractor Kit 185
ch. 13 . 3 Observing Platforms 209
ch. 14 . Testing Your Refractor 221
ch. 15 . Photography with Your Refractor 233
ch. 16 . Looking Back, Looking Forward 245
Appendix A: Refractor Design Through the Centuries 267
Appendix B: Double Star Tests for Refractors of Various Apertures 269
Appendix C: Useful Formulae 271
Appendix D: Glossary 272
References 275
Index 279
Alternate Titles: In: SpringerLINK (OCoLC)43927870
In: OhioLINK electronic book center (Online) (OCoLC)180989150
Print version: English, Neil. Choosing and using a refracting telescope. (DLC) 2010935189 New York : Springer, 2011
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Notes: ISBN: 9781441964021 (softcover : alk. paper)
ISBN: 9781441964038 (e-book)
ISBN: 1441964037 (e-book)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: pt. 1. The achromatic refractor -- pt. 2. The apochromatic refractor -- pt. 3. Using your refractor
Description based on print version record
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xii, 283 p.) : ill. (some col.)
OCLC Number: 694143792
ISBN/ISSN: 9781441964021
9781441964038
1441964037

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