Available from Willmann-Bell
P.O. Box 35025, Richmond, VA 23235, 800-825-7827
Have you ever had the desire to build a big, portable Newtonian telescope, but lack the knowledge or abilities to get the job done yourself? The new book Engineering, Design and Construction of Portable Newtonian Telescopes by Albert Highe ($39.95) is a massive 694-page tome that teaches you everything necessary on how to design and build a portable Newtonian telescope that will increase your enjoyment of observing. The author distills his years of experience into concise descriptions of engineering principles relevant to amateur telescope making. The book also details the construction of two large-aperture, Dobsonian-mounted reflectors usable without the need of a step-stool or ladder. A CD-ROM with Microsoft Excel tables and worksheets is included with purchase. Hard cover, 694 pages, ISBN 978-0-943396-95-8.
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