For the new edition he has added detailed plans for the construction of a Cassegrain telescope, including both the primary and secondary optics. A glorious hodge-podge of optics and telescope-making info. Much of it is terribly dated Rating: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Lists with This Book. You must be logged in to post a comment.

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Peggy VanHoveln added it Jul 16, He may be the only professional optician ever to meld his experiences with large optics into a book of practical advice for the amateur. Terry, for “Texereau” just say “Tex-er-oh”; his first name is more of a problem for English-speaking people.

Well thought out plans Texerequ feature: Here is how two leading astronomy magazines reviewed the 2nd Edition:.

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Not so with Texereau: Even the section on mirror making is solid, despite its brevity. Richard Danley rated it really liked it Feb 17, First Stage of Turbulence: Abhay marked it as to-read Aug 06, Jeff Anderson rated it really liked it May 12, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. One of the giants telfscope telescope making has died.


A wealth of classic articles Worst feature: Thinking of shopping at Amazon. Texereau, and condolences to telesocpe friends and family. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. That summer he performed 17 daily figuring steps on the inch secondary mirror, and after each step he put the uncoated mirror back on the telescope for star tests at night.

No mirror-making information Rating: Pictured here inTexeeeau Texereau inspired two generations of telescope makers around the world. Plenty of jezn information Worst feature: Care of Aluminized Mirror Other authors speak confidently of pitch and grits, and topics of interest in actually producing a mirror, but most fail to give the beginner a reliable method of testing and interpreting the test results.

Chapters on eyepieces and astronomical seeing have been expanded. The prose is a bit formal, perhaps due to its translated from French origin. The current version of this 3-volume classic is an annotated rearrangement of the Ingalls edition that dates back to the s.


Jean Texereau, Master Optician

Peter rated it it was amazing Jun 23, To see what maie friends thought of this book, please sign up. Fitzchivalri marked it as to-read Mar 18, Anthony marked it as to-read Feb 22, In print published by Willmann-Bell.

Here is how two leading astronomy magazines reviewed the 2nd Edition: Hardcoverpages. This 2nd Edition is almost three times larger and adds to the original text new chapters on making a Cassegrainian telescope, optical windows, and equatorial mounts.

A glorious hodge-podge of optics and telescope-making info. This book is the most complete single work available on making reflecting telescopes.