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1 edited by J.M. Rodri??guez Espinosa, A. Herrero, F. Sa??nchez Instrumentation for large telescopes OB0739 Book  
2 David Leverington Observatories and telescopes of modern times OB0708 Book  
3 Michael A. Covington How to use a computerized telescope OB0691 Book  
4 Francis Graham-Smith Eyes on the sky: A Spectrum of Telescope 026182 2016 Book  
5 William Paolini Choosing and using astronomical eyepieces I02328 2013 eBook  
6 Neil English Classic telescopes I02008 2013 eBook  
7 Torben Andersen Integrated modeling of telescopes I01623 2011 eBook  
8 Robert L. Clark Amateur telescope making in the internet age I01441 2011 eBook  
9 Neale Monks Go-to telescopes under suburban skies I01395 2010 eBook  
10 Peter Grego Galileo and 400 years of telescopic astronomy I01390 2010 eBook  
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TitleInstrumentation for large telescopes : VII Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics
Author(s)edited by J.M. Rodri??guez Espinosa, A. Herrero, F. Sa??nchez
Description1 online resource (xv, 329 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
Abstract NoteA new generation of large, ground-based telescopes are just coming into operation. They will take astronomical research well into the next century. These extremely powerful telescopes demand specially designed instruments and observing techniques. The VII Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics gathered together leading experts from around the world to review this technology. Based on the meeting, this timely volume presents eight specially written chapters covering all aspects of telescope instrumentation. This book provides an essential reference for all astronomers who will be the users of these large telescopes. It reviews both the challenges involved in designing successful instrumentation and the questions in astronomy they must address. We are taken from the fundamentals of astronomical imaging, low- and high-resolution spectroscopy, and polarimetry up to the state-of-the-art technology in adaptive optics and laser guide stars, interferometry, image pattern recognition, and optical, near and mid infrared arrays. This timely volume provides an excellent introduction for graduate students and an invaluable reference for researchers using the latest generation of large astronomical telescopes
NotesTitle from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMICAL INSTRUMENTS 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS 4. TELESCOPES
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TitleObservatories and telescopes of modern times : ground-based optical and radio astronomy facilities since 1945
Author(s)David Leverington
Description1 online resource (xii, 490 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
Abstract NoteThis volume gives an historical overview of the development of professional optical and radio observatories from 1945 to today. It covers the environment in which these facilities were developed by organisations in the United States, Europe and elsewhere, often led by larger-than-life individuals, as well as exploring the financial and political factors that both constrained and encouraged progress. As ever more expensive optical facilities were built, they exploited new technologies to significantly improve their performance: CCDs, active and adaptive optics, and spun honeycomb and segmented mirrors. The second half of this volume turns to the parallel history of radio astronomy facilities throughout the world, finishing with the ALMA observatory in Chile. This is the ground-based companion to the author's previous work on space astronomy, New Cosmic Horizons (2001). It is written for both technical and non-technical readers interested in the modern history of astronomy and its observational facilities
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Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORIES 2. ASTRONOMY 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS 5. OBSERVATORIES 6. Radio astronomy observatories 7. Radio telescopes 8. TELESCOPES
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TitleHow to use a computerized telescope
Author(s)Michael A. Covington
Description1 online resource (xvi, 223 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
Abstract NoteHow to Use a Computerized Telescope is the first handbook that describes how to get your computerized telescope up and running, and how to embark on a program of observation. It explains in detail how the sky moves, how your telescope tracks it, and how to get the most out of any computerized telescope. Packed full of practical advice and tips for troubleshooting, it translates the manufacturers' technical jargon into easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, and includes many of the author's tried and tested observing techniques. Early chapters explain how to test your telescope's optics, choose eyepieces and accessories, and diagnose operational problems. The second half of the book then gives detailed instructions for three classic telescopes: the Meade LX200, Celestron NexStar 5 and 8, and Meade Autostar (ETX and LX90). Concentrating mainly on telescope operation and troubleshooting, it is the ideal companion to Celestial Objects for Modern Telescopes, also by Michael Covington
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Keyword(s)1. Computerized instruments 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS 4. TELESCOPES
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TitleEyes on the sky: A Spectrum of Telescope
Author(s)Francis Graham-Smith
PublicationOxford, Oxford University Press, 2016.
Descriptionxv, 235p.
Abstract NoteFour centuries ago, Galileo first turned a telescope to look up at the night sky. His discoveries opened the cosmos, revealing the geometry and dynamics of the solar system. Today's telescopic equipment, stretching over the whole spectrum from visible light to radio and millimetre astronomy, through infrared to ultraviolet, X-rays and gamma rays, has again transformed our understanding of the whole Universe. In this book Francis Graham-Smith explains how this technology can be engaged to give us a more in-depth picture of the nature of the universe. Looking at both ground-based telescopes and telescopes on spacecraft, he analyses their major discoveries, from planets and pulsars to cosmology. Large research teams and massive data handling are necessary, but the excitement of discovery is increasingly shared by a growing public, who can even join in some of the analysis by remote computer techniques. Observational astronomy has become international. All major projects are now partnerships; most notably the Square Kilometre Array, which will involve astronomers from over 100 countries and will physically exist in several of them. Covering the history and development of telescopes from Galileo to the present day, Eyes on the Sky traces what happens when humankind looks up.
ISBN,Price9780198734277 : UKP 25.00(HB)
Classification520.2
Keyword(s)1. LARGE TELESCOPE 2. POPULAR SCIENCE 3. REFLECTING TELESCOPES 4. TELESCOPES
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TitleChoosing and using astronomical eyepieces
Author(s)William Paolini
PublicationNew York, Springer, 2013.
Description1 online resource (xviii, 442 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Abstract NoteA valuable reference that fills a number of niches including that of a buyer's guide, technical desk reference and observer's field guide. It documents the past market and its evolution, right up to the present day. In addition to appealing to practical astronomers - and potentially saving them money - it is useful both as a historical reference and as a detailed review of the current market place for this bustling astronomical consumer product. What distinguishes this book from other publications on astronomy is the involvement of observers from all aspects of the astronomical community, and also the major manufacturers of equipment. It not only catalogs the technical aspects of the many modern eyepieces but also documents amateur observer reactions and impressions over the years, using many different eyepieces. Eyepieces are the most talked-about accessories and collectible items available to the amateur astronomer. No other item of equipment commands such vigorous debate, or has evolved into such a remarkable array of forms and functions
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. Microwaves, RF and Optical Engineering 5. NATURE / Sky Observation 6. Popular Science in Astronomy 7. TELESCOPES
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TitleClassic telescopes : a guide to collecting, restoring, and using telescopes of yesteryear
Author(s)Neil English
PublicationNew York, Springer, 2013.
Description1 online resource : col. ill
Abstract NoteClassic Telescopes explores the exciting world of telescopes past, as well as the possibilities involved in acquiring these instruments. What are classic telescopes? First, the book takes a look at the more traditional telescopes built by the great instrument makers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and the dynastic houses founded by the likes of John Dollond, Alvan Clark, Thomas Cooke & Sons and Carl Zeiss, plus some lesser-known luminaries, including John Brashear, John Calver, and Henry Fitz.Instruments constructed from the 1950s until as recently as the early 1990s are now also considered 'classic.' There is thus a very active market for buying and selling these 'modern' classics. The author examines some of the most talked about instruments on the amateur Internet forums, including the Unitron refractors, the Questar 90, a classic 6-inch reflector, the RV-6; a 3-inch F/15 achromat by Fullerscopes; the time-honored AstroScan Richfield reflector; and many, many more.Classic telescopes are of interest to amateur astronomers for a variety of reasons. There are, of course, the dedicated collectors, but in addition many amateurs love classic telescopes for their nostalgia. These telescopes have a fit and feel quite unlike any contemporary telescope and perhaps a unique ability to reconnect the owner to a bygone age of craftsmanship. This book not only informs as to what's out there and how to acquire it but also provides a wonderful historical background on the evolution of telescopes in a world just beginning to recognize the treasures to be found in scanning the skies. Just reading about this world can help you feel a part of it, and if you decide to continue on with collecting, then this book can serve as an invaluable guide in your pursuit
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. NATURE / Sky Observation 4. TELESCOPES
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TitleIntegrated modeling of telescopes
Author(s)Torben Andersen;Anita Enmark
PublicationNew York, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, 2011.
Description1 online resource (xv, 545 p.) : ill. (some col.)
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (p. 509-532) and index
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. ENGINEERING 4. TELESCOPES
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TitleAmateur telescope making in the internet age : finding parts, getting help, and more
Author(s)Robert L. Clark
PublicationNew York, Springer, 2011.
Description1 online resource (xi, 204 p.) : col. ill
Abstract NoteThe Internet Age is changing everything about human invention and the use of technology. The change has been compared to that of the introduction of printing
Contents NoteNote continued
NotesIncludes index. -Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-196) and index
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. SCIENCE 4. TELESCOPES
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TitleGo-to telescopes under suburban skies
Author(s)Neale Monks
PublicationNew York, Springer, 2010.
Description1 online resource (xxi, 260 p.) : ill. (some col.)
Abstract NoteFor the last four centuries stargazers have turned their telescopes to the night skies to look at its wonders, but only in age of computers has it become possible to let the telescope find for you the object you are looking for! So-called "go-to" telescopes are programmed with the locations of thousands of objects, including dazzling distant Suns, stunning neighboring galaxies, globular and open star clusters, the remnants of past supernovae, and many other breathtaking sights
Contents NoteNote continued
NotesIncludes index
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. SCIENCE 5. TELESCOPES
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TitleGalileo and 400 years of telescopic astronomy
Author(s)Peter Grego;David Mannion
PublicationNew York, Springer, 2010.
Description1 online resource (ix, 300 p.) : ill. (some col.), maps
Abstract NoteIn 1609 Galileo first used his telescope to kick start the science of observational astronomy - an event that proved to be of enormous historic, scientific, and cultural importance. "Galileo and 400 Years of Telescopic Astronomy" will feature the life and achievements of Galileo, around which has pivoted the story of four centuries of telescopic astronomy. The book will detail how astronomy has progressed through four centuries and contain glimpses of future space research and astronomy goals. This is uniquely, interwoven with the text that will be a range of practical projects for b
Contents NoteGalileo and 400 Yearsof Telescopic Astronomy; Foreword; Preface; Contents; 1. Eyes on the Skies; 2. Galileo Magnifico; 3. Newton's Universe; 4. Surveying the Solar System; 5. A Bigger Picture Unfolds; 6. Beyond Vision; Appendix A; Appendix B; Appendix C; Glossary; Index; About the Authors
NotesIncludes index. -"Best astronomy sites to visit": p. 257-275
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. NATURE 5. SCIENCE 6. TELESCOPES
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