© 1996

Small Astronomical Observatories

Amateur and Professional Designs and Constructions

  • Editors
  • Patrick Moore

Part of the Practical Astronomy book series (PATRICKMOORE)

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About this book


In Small Astronomical Observatories, Patrick Moore has collected descriptions of amateur and small professional observatories currently in use in Europe and America, showing how many astronomers have built their own observatory, often with effective and sometimes extraordinary improvisations to reduce the cost. There is a photograph of each, along with details of its construction and a foreword written by Patrick Moore. In addition to providing a fascinating study for its own sake, Small Astronomical Observatories offers a unique fund of ideas and practical details for anyone who wants to build an amateur or small professional observatory.


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Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Small Astronomical Observatories
  • Book Subtitle Amateur and Professional Designs and Constructions
  • Editors Patrick Moore
  • Series Title Practical Astronomy
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-19913-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4471-0999-0
  • Series ISSN 1431-9756
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 229
  • Number of Illustrations 367 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
    Astrophysics and Astroparticles
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"This is not book for the light-hearted, the weray or the poor man, but most certainly for the dreamer ! The reviewer greatly enjoyed the book and is sure that many others will do the same." Irish Astronomical Journal