Classic Telescopes A Guide to Collecting, Restoring, and by Neil English

By Neil English

Vintage telescopes are of curiosity to beginner astronomers for a number of purposes. There are the devoted creditors, yet there also are many amateurs who love the nostalgia they motivate. those telescopes «feel» various from any modern telescope and maybe have a different skill to reconnect the landlord to a bygone age of craftmanship. This ebook takes a glance at conventional telescopes equipped via the nice software makers of the 18th and nineteenth centuries, relatively the dynastic telescope makers, together with Dollond, Alvan Clark, Thomas Cooke & Sons, and Carl Zeiss. additionally incorporated are lesser luminaries akin to John Brashear, John Calver, William Wray, Henry Fitz, and William Henry Mogey.

Show description

Read or Download Classic Telescopes A Guide to Collecting, Restoring, and Using Telescopes of Yesteryear PDF

Similar astronomy & astrophysics books

Galaxies in Turmoil: The Active and Starburst Galaxies and the Black Holes That Drive Them

The purpose of this e-book is to supply an up to date account of lively galaxies that's acceptable to the history wisdom of beginner astronomers, yet may additionally be picked-up and skim for curiosity by way of any reader with a systematic bent. energetic galaxies (including Quasars, QSOs, Radio galaxies, BL Lacs, Blazars, LINERS, ULIRGS, Seyfert galaxies, Starburst galaxies, N galaxies, and so on.

Discovering the Universe

Learning the Universe is the bestselling short textual content for descriptive one-term astronomy classes (especially people with no arithmetic prerequisites). Carried alongside by way of the book's vivid major topic, "the means of medical discovery," the 8th variation furthers the book’s legacy for offering thoughts in actual fact and thoroughly whereas supplying all of the pedagogical instruments to make the training strategy memorable.

Astronomical Discoveries You Can Make, Too!: Replicating the Work of the Great Observers

You may as well keep on with within the steps of the good astronomers similar to Hipparchus, Galileo, Kepler and Hubble, who all contributed rather a lot to our sleek figuring out of the cosmos. This booklet supplies the coed oramateur astronomer the subsequent instruments to duplicate a few of these seminal observations from their very own homes:With your personal eyes: Use your personal observations and measurements to find and ensure the phenomena of the seasons, the analemma and the equation of time, the common sense at the back of celestial coordinates, or even the precession of the equinoxes.

Astrophysics update 2

«Astrophysics Updates» is meant to serve the data wishes astronomers and postgraduate scholars approximately components of astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology which are wealthy and lively examine spheres. Observational tools and the most recent result of astronomical examine are offered in addition to their theoretical foundations and interrelations.

Additional info for Classic Telescopes A Guide to Collecting, Restoring, and Using Telescopes of Yesteryear

Sample text

Lieutenant James Cook was chosen to command the expedition to Tahiti. Dollond’s business success was greatly aided by the needs of the army and navy during the Napoleonic Wars. The enormous demand for his instruments by the British army and navy led Dollond to develop their characteristic ‘Army telescope,’ adorned by a mahogany bound body and brass collapsible tubes. These ‘signaling telescopes,’ as they came to be known, ranged in length from 14 to 52 in.. The company also developed their so-called ‘pocket perspective glasses’ for the general public (Fig.

For the next two decades, Taylor dedicated himself to the advancement of optical knowledge. In 1891, he published a new treatise on refractor optics, The Adjustment and Testing of Telescope Objectives, followed in 1906 by a System of Applied Optics, which still Voices from the Grave 31 serve as invaluable resources today. Arguably Taylor’s crowning technical achievement was the design and construction of a new kind of refractor objective – an instrument that could be used both photographically as well as visually.

Smyth soon sought out the great observatories of Europe, learning how The Admirable Admiral 23 to use the astronomical instruments at their Royal Observatory, Greenwich, as well as those established at Palermo, Sicily. Curiously, in the same way that Lord Nelson had met his future wife, the Lady Hamilton, while at the Neapolitan Court, so too did Captain Smyth become acquainted with Miss Annarella Warrington, the daughter of a future British Consul, at the same court. They subsequently married, and unlike Nelson’s, the matrimonial union proved a long and happy one.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.17 of 5 – based on 4 votes