Books by Philip S. Harrington

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Astronomy For All Ages


The Deep Sky: An Introduction


Eclipse!


The Illustrated Timeline of the Universe


The Space Shuttle


Star Ware, 4th edition


Star Watch


Touring the Universe Through Binoculars

 

Star Ware

Chapter 9.     Till Death Do You Part

Topics covered On-line Bonus Material Recommended reading

Topics covered

  • Telescope care, maintenance, and storage

  • How to collimate telescopes

  • Optical testing

    • Star test

    • Ronchi test

  • Traveling with a telescope


On-line Bonus Material


Recommended reading

    Books

  • Astronomy Hacks; Thompson, R. and Thompson, B.; O'Reilly Media, 2005; ISBN 0596100604.

  • How to Use a Computerized Telescope; Covington, M.; Cambridge Univ Pr (Trd), 2002; ISBN 0521007909.

  • Perspectives on Collimation; Menard, V. and D'Auria, T.; self-published, 1993. Order directly from the authors (Vic Menard, 2311 - 23rd Avenue, West Bradenton, FL 34205 or Tippy D'Auria, 1051 NW 145th Street, Miami, FL 33168) or from Tectron Telescopes.

  • Star Testing Astronomical Telescopes; Suiter, H.; Willmann-Bell, 1994; ISBN 0943396441. (warning: technical)

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