I'll add to Joe's list, "All About Telescopes" by Sam Brown. It's an
excellent book and what I and a number of others "cut their teeth on" when
grinding mirrors. I still refer to it on many aspects of telescope making
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06/18/2005 05:06 RE: [delmarvastargazers] Telescope
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Bill -- I'd recommend two from http://www.willbell.com/
The first is by
Richard Berry entitled "Build your own Telescope" and the other is by David
Kriege and Richard Berry entitled "The Dobsonian Telescope."
A couple of good websites are http://astro.umsystem.edu/atm/
> http://www.bbastrodesigns.com/tm/tm.html ;http://www.atmsite.org/
Mirror kits can be ordered from http://www.newportglass.com/
> During the last meeting there was talk of the next mirror making event.
> Also there was talk of making larger mirrors. That got me
> thinking and Don
> is right if you never made a scope or ground a mirror, and I have
> not dome
> either, do not try anything that is out of reach.
> What I would like to ask is what are some good books to read about
> telescope making? I was thinking along the lines of a Dobsonian.
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