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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent supplementary ATM book
If you have some ATM experience, or if you are looking for inspiration, then this is a very good book. It does not cover basic optical work because, as the editor says in the introduction, this is very well covered elsewhere. Get Texereau for this. Some of the projects will require you to use your own imagination and creativity. Others, particularly the mounts and drives,...
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars For Professional Amateurs Only
I bought this book in the hope that it would guide me through building a telescope with detailed plans and part lists (with suppliers IN THE UK), however, after reading the first section on building shoestring telescopes I found the information insufficient and unhelpful, the later chapters were too ambitious for my below-amateur status. What an amateur needs is a...
Published on 19 Feb 2001


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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars For Professional Amateurs Only, 19 Feb 2001
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This review is from: Amateur Telescope Making (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series) (Paperback)
I bought this book in the hope that it would guide me through building a telescope with detailed plans and part lists (with suppliers IN THE UK), however, after reading the first section on building shoestring telescopes I found the information insufficient and unhelpful, the later chapters were too ambitious for my below-amateur status. What an amateur needs is a step-by-step guide to building a telescope, not a short rambling chapter... In summary this book tells the reader more about the author than about the process of building a telescope. Maybe I'm just too much of an amateur, but I will be looking elsewhere for guidance...
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Collection of magazine-type articles, 11 July 2001
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This review is from: Amateur Telescope Making (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series) (Paperback)
Each chapter is written by a different author, covering widely different topics in a brief, superficial way. It doesn't provide what it advertises in the title, although an interesting read in places.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Full of good ideas for amateur astronomers, 4 Jun 2001
This review is from: Amateur Telescope Making (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series) (Paperback)
I've been into astronomy for a few years now and wish I'd come across this book sooner. It is full of useful tips and hints to help the observer with a multitude of projects. I for one will be spending quite some time knocking a few things together based on the ideas in this book. Don't expect step by step instructions - do expect to be stimulated into action.
I'm very happy with this book and continually refer to it.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent supplementary ATM book, 15 Mar 2001
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This review is from: Amateur Telescope Making (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series) (Paperback)
If you have some ATM experience, or if you are looking for inspiration, then this is a very good book. It does not cover basic optical work because, as the editor says in the introduction, this is very well covered elsewhere. Get Texereau for this. Some of the projects will require you to use your own imagination and creativity. Others, particularly the mounts and drives, walk you through in great detail. At the other end of the scale, some of the optical projects are not for the squeamish! This book is a supplement, not a substitute, to a collection of modern ATM literature.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good ideas book, 12 Dec 2005
This review is from: Amateur Telescope Making (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series) (Paperback)
This is more of an inspirational ideas type book, not a step
by step diy guide.
Of interest to the advanced amatuer, details of "how to" can be
found on the web once you understand what to look for
A Good read
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