» » The Dobsonian Telescope: A Practical Manual for Building Large Aperture Telescopes

The Dobsonian Telescope: A Practical Manual for Building Large Aperture Telescopes download epub

by Richard Berry,David Kriege


Epub Book: 1195 kb. | Fb2 Book: 1696 kb.

About this book: The Dobsonian Telescope, A Practical Manual for .

This book is full of exceptionally useful advice and ideas, and is not only for those planning to build a telescope from scratch, but for anyone with a Dobsonian telescope of whatever design, who wants to see how they could improve its workings. Astronomy & Space magazine. If you ever wanted to build a really large telescope, the cornucopia of information the The Dobsonian Telescope will prove indispensable.

The Dobsonian Telescope. A practical Manual for Building Large Aperture Telescopes. David Kriege and Richard Berry. The Dobsonian Telescope warns you right off the bat that reading the book will almost CERTAINLY cause aperture fever. And while my case was what the insurance companies call a pre-existing condition (no, I can’t get insurance on it – I’ve checked) and wasn’t caused by the book Kriege and Berry did cause it to flare up, and I frequently caught myself daydreaming about selling everything for that 25 monster.

by David Kriege & Richard Berry. Live as if you were to die tomorrow. A New Biology for the 21st Century. 6 MB·23,499 Downloads·New! Now more than ever, biology has the potential to contribute practical solutions to many. 23 MB·28,952 Downloads·New!

Every step of construction is detailedin photographs and diagrams, and the underlying ideas are carefully explained. As a result of this three-year collaboration between authors David Kriege and Richard Berry, experienced and well-known telescope makers, you now have the opportunity to build a high-performance telescope from 14 inches to 40 inches aperture based on the thoroughly tested designs described in this book.

This book is a great start on building your own telescope

Ships from and sold by Willmann-Bell In. .Ships from and sold by Willmann-Bell In.This book is a great start on building your own telescope. Later I bought Richard Berry's book ( Build your own telescope) which actually has more detail and beautiful illustrations but cost a lot more. I reccomend both books.

The Dobsonian Telescope book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read

The Dobsonian Telescope book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Start by marking The Dobsonian Telescope: A Practical Manual for Building Large Aperture Telescopes as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read.

For big telescopes, however, one of the standard references is "The Dobsonian Telescope: A Practial Manual for Building Large Aperture Telescopes" (by David Kriege and Richard Berry)

For big telescopes, however, one of the standard references is "The Dobsonian Telescope: A Practial Manual for Building Large Aperture Telescopes" (by David Kriege and Richard Berry). It has lots of specific details about building modern Dobsonians, some of which I follow, and some of which I don't. This Instructable will take you through the entire process of building Mariner, which follows roughly the outline presented in "The Dobsonian Telescope.

More information about this seller Contact this seller 12. Stock Image. The Dobsonian Telescope: A Practical Manual for Building Large Aperture Telescopes Kriege, David and Berry, Richard. ISBN 10: 0943396557 ISBN 13: 9780943396552.

As a result of this three-year collaboration between authors David Kriege and Richard Berry, experienced and well-known telescope makers, you now have the opportunity to build a high-performance telescope from 14 inches to 40 inches aperture based on the thoroughly tested designs described in this book. They are unavoidable for the correct functioning of our shop.

This book tells how you can build a state-of-the-art Dobsonian telescope using readily available materials and supplies. Every step of construction is detailedin photographs and diagrams, and the underlying ideas are carefully explained. As a result of this three-year collaboration between authors David Kriege and Richard Berry, experienced and well-known telescope makers, you now have the opportunity to build a high-performance telescope from 14 inches to 40 inches aperture based on the thoroughly tested designs described in this book. The Dobsonian telescope takes its name from the astronomer/philosopher John Dobson, who introduced the concept of inexpensive, large-aperture telescopes to astronomy. Amateur astronomers at the time were so amazed that a telescope builtfrom simple, inexpensive materials performed so well that they could hardly believe their eyes. As home-built Dobsonians started showing up at star parties across the nation and people saw what Dobsonians could do, the word spread. In just a few years, the Dobsonian revolution swept the world. Since those early telescopes, Dobsonians have improved dramatically. An entire generation of amateur telescope makers contributed their best insights and refinements to Dobson's original design. Today's Dobsonians are larger, lighter,and more precise than ever before. For example, it is possible to build a telescope of 20 inches aperture that is compact enough to transp

Comments: (7)

Samulkree
What can i say that hasn't been said? this is a MUST HAVE book for anyone interested in MAKING a telescope, anyone interested in BUYING a telescope, or even anyone interested in astronomy. This has all the valuable information that other books omit. Most books on the subject tell you or show you how to do various things, but this is the only book I know of that actually gives you formulas and ratios to get things sized properly and to understand why things are the way they are.

I had bought what i thought was a first edition- but it must have been written by John Dobson- because it was more like grinding a mirror and salvaging parts---and this is the way they make telescopes at obsession telescopes- (the commercial/retail telescope company they own).

I have learned so much from this book and each time i go to make another- or fix some issue that I don't like- i read the book, and realize the error of my ways- or find a better way (than the way I did it or another book told me to do) and it always works. its rock solid- on point information and I cannot imagine even trying to make a telescope without it.

Excellent book- worth every cent
Funky
I purchased this book to assist me in building the largest telescope of my life, a 21.5-inch F/6. I new that I would have to rethink everything I had learned in the past about building telescopes; with my last, and largest to date being a 13-inch telescope of rather conventional construction completed over 20-years ago. With this book I now have a working design ready to go the build my new telescope. There are telescope design and construction features that I had never thought of before in this book. I currently have the mirror box and the upper eyepiece cage well hand with confidence due design features plainly spelled out in The Dobsonian telescope. If you are going to build a very large Dobsonian I would highly recommend getting this book first. It will save you a lot headaches and dead ends you'd otherwise experience on your own.
Tejar
A lot of good info on what mirror coatings to use, Little tube making of your own if you're going past 8". So so on grinding glass info, but shows how to make the cradle for it. Over all a excellent book over all. Must have for your information on telescopes. Comes with catalog to buy more detailed books not found in Amazon, so that will fill in the gap.
Winn
This detailed book address all the different aspects on building a Dob - with a focus on the mechanical parts and less on the mirror grinding. The basic Dob design seems so simple, but in fact there are many important technical metters to get right. For example, I was surprised at the detail required for suspending the mirror correctly. The book is now a little old - that does not affect the design details, but it misses many of the current web references that would be useful for an update.
Zacki
A very easily understood, "nuts and bolts" book for someone with a hankering to go BIG with their star gazing equipment, and want the satisfaction of DIY.

I really enjoyed the book, the writing style is very easy to follow and understan without a lot of technical mumbo jumbo usally found in amature telescope making guides. I also liked the fact that the authors discuss the latest trend in light weight construction, open truss structures.

It starts off with guiding one thru building a small scope and then utilizing that learning process to enable one to have the confidence to go to the BIG light buckets for deep space viewing.

My kind of book, direct and to the point, without a lot of personal anectodal accounts, yet not dry and technical.

If you're looking to build your own large size Dobsonian, then this is the ONE book to have.
Rude
Written by an experienced expert in a clear and understandable manner. Well organized tabular reference material. Prospective builders should have some woodworking experience, including the use of power saws and routers. Nicely hardbound book on quality paper with lots of good, sharp photos. Highly recommended
Umrdana
This is the gold standard for the construction of a great Dobsonian telescope! However, if your desire is to grind your own mirror, or to make a less than 12" dob, you might want to find another book. Richard Berry has written a great how to build a telescope book that covers several current build options. This book is for larger apparatus dobs, using premium grade construction materials.
This is THE book for Dobsonian Telescopes. Can be tough at parts and some of the pics seem or are dated. BUT. There really is no other book this detailed and this informative that can help you make a Dobsonian on any budget like this book can.

have a great time
The Dobsonian Telescope: A Practical Manual for Building Large Aperture Telescopes download epub
Experiments Instruments & Measurement
Author: Richard Berry,David Kriege
ISBN: 0943396557
Category: Science & Math
Subcategory: Experiments Instruments & Measurement
Language: English
Publisher: Willmann-Bell; 1st English ed edition (June 1, 1997)
Pages: 475 pages