The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series

Small Astronomical Observatories

Amateur and Professional Designs and Constructions

Editors: Moore, Patrick (Ed.)

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In Small Astronomical Observatories, Patrick Moore has collected descriptions of amateur and small professional observatories currently in use in Europe and America, showing how many astronomers have built their own observatory, often with effective and sometimes extraordinary improvisations to reduce the cost. There is a photograph of each, along with details of its construction and a foreword written by Patrick Moore. In addition to providing a fascinating study for its own sake, Small Astronomical Observatories offers a unique fund of ideas and practical details for anyone who wants to build an amateur or small professional observatory.

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"This is not book for the light-hearted, the weray or the poor man, but most certainly for the dreamer ! The reviewer greatly enjoyed the book and is sure that many others will do the same." Irish Astronomical Journal

Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • A Practical Roll-off Roof Observatory in Michigan, USA

    Allen, Dennis

    Pages 1-12

  • Mount Tuffley Observatory in Gloucester, England

    Fletcher, John

    Pages 13-22

  • A Solar Observatory with a Slide Roof in Jordanstown, Northern Ireland

    Hardie, Bruce

    Pages 23-27

  • The Edenvale Observatory in Edenvale, South Africa

    Overbeek, M. D.

    Pages 29-36

  • A Roll-off Roof Observatory in New Boston, New Hampshire, USA

    Lawrence, D. (et al.)

    Pages 37-43

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA (gross)
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-540-19913-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Small Astronomical Observatories
Book Subtitle
Amateur and Professional Designs and Constructions
Editors
  • Patrick Moore
Series Title
The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-0999-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-0999-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-19913-7
Series ISSN
1431-9756
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 229
Number of Illustrations and Tables
367 b/w illustrations
Topics