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More Small Astronomical Observatories Paperback – June 26, 2002

ISBN-13: 978-1852335724 ISBN-10: 1852335726 Edition: 2002nd

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Product Details

  • Series: The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series
  • Paperback: 241 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 2002 edition (June 26, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1852335726
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852335724
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,427,956 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A permanent building for any small astronomical telescope is a great asset.  Comfort, ease of use and above all being able to spend time actually observing instead of setting up the telescope mean that most amateur astronomers dream of having a fixed site.

The second collection of- mostly amateur- observatories for small telescopes provides yet more ideas along with a wealth of practical information for anyone thinking of building an observatory.


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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Mary Jane on March 5, 2003
Format: Paperback
This book is not a step-by-step guide. Moore never says it would be. It allows you to see what others have built and get ideas for your own observatory - what is a better/different way to do what I want. An added bonus is that his first book (Small Astronomical Observatories) is included as a CD in the back (I had been looking for it for a while with no luck).
Most observatories are going to be of simple construction. If you can drive a nail and cut a piece of wood, you are well on your way. A bit of cement work and you are 99% there. I used information from 4 units to design my own. Yes, some of the designs are on the internet and he gives web addresses where they exists.
It meets my needs for information and I would not hesitate to suggest this book to anyone thinking about building a small observatory.
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13 of 21 people found the following review helpful By William A. Brown on August 31, 2002
Format: Paperback
This book is as if you had a... tour through a garden of private observatories. There is very little technical content to be gleamed if you were wanting to make your own observatory and how to control it. Most of the material that is there, can be easily found in minutes on the internet. If I could give a lower rating I would. It was a waste of my money
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By T. Hunt on May 26, 2006
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Sir Patrick Moore adds another wonderful book to his many! Anyone sincerely interested in configuring and erecting a custom observatory would find this invaluable. The initial offering is now out of print, but the editors and Sir Moore have kindly included a CD rendition of it.
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2 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Dominique Mongrain on July 8, 2006
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It a good book but it is out to date ,it is a good think who some one make a new book for this subject astronomical observatories amateur...
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