How to Make a Telescope


Condition  Brand new.


Publisher  Willmann-Bell
ISBN 10: 0943396042 ISBN 13: 9780943396040A
Author:  Jean Texerau
Publication Year   1984 – 2nd edition
Number of Pages   424 Pages

Item Length 9.25 in.
Item Height    1.25 in.
Item Width  6.25 in.
Item Weight 22 Oz

INSKY Books Note: This book is out of print, the publisher – Willmann-Bell has retired.

For nearly 30 years the first edition of this book has been considered by many to be the best guide to making a Newtonian telescope. The author takes you step by step through the process of grinding, polishing, testing and installing your mirror in a tube on either an altazimuth or equatorial mount. The new edition with over 300 more pages now has entire chapters on making a Cassegrain telescope, optical window, equatorial mount, computer programs in generic BASIC for the reproduction of Focault test data. Also included are comprehensive bibliographies for Amateur Telescope Making Journal, Sky & Telescope’s Gleanings for ATM’s, Scientific American and Telescope Making magazines.



Weight 0.625 lbs
Dimensions 10 × .45 × 7.10 in


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