More Small Astronomical Observatories

More Small Astronomical Observatories

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This entertaining text details the methods and techniques employed by non-professional astronomers from all over the world, providing a wonderful resource for anyone wishing to build a small observatory of almost any kind. Its a fun read, too. Almost every amateur astronomer dreams of having a fixed observatory - this provides ideas and constructional details. Ideas from around the world. Written for a broad audience, including non-astronomers.Knowledge of afocal projection led me to try and image a distant chimney using the 7 x 50 mm finderscope of my Vixen Visac telescope. It worked! Fortunately ... After due consideration of prices, and specification, an Olympus Camedia 2040Z (2.1 megapixels) was purchased. It had an all-important manual exposure of up to 10 seconds. The zoom ... or Figure 1.5a. A Sigma 400 mm lens coupled to the anbsp;...

Title:More Small Astronomical Observatories
Author: Patrick Moore
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-06

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